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Mānuka Honey’s Immune System Support: A Gentle Nudge

May 14, 2024

With any natural health product, the challenge is to back up claims with science. Thanks to over 30 years of focused research, that’s becoming easier to do for New Zealand’s genetically unique Mānuka honey. For example, research is starting to unravel the ways in which Mānuka honey may support the immune system with a range…

New Zealand Mānuka Honey and Wound Healing: Nature’s Band-Aid

May 14, 2024

Spread on toast, as a sweetener in drinks, or in a spoon straight from the jar: these are the things most people think of when they hear the words Mānuka honey. But this golden natural elixir has a far more important use that’s become commonplace in hospitals and health clinics around the world. Thanks to…

Recent research papers on Mānuka Honey Authenticity

March 22, 2024

Research Paper on Mānuka Honey Authenticity Summary A recent study delved into the authenticity of Mānuka honey by employing a novel technique known as laser-assisted rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometry (LA-REIMS). The research scrutinized 67 honey samples labeled as “mānuka” or similar, originating from New Zealand and Australia.   Key Findings: – The study revealed…

Mānuka Honey: the natural remedy that’s got the world buzzing 

February 13, 2024

As one of the world’s most promising natural health remedies, New Zealand’s genetically unique Mānuka honey is a true product of serendipity. Produced by the interaction between two natural ecosystems, there is increasing scientific evidence to show the therapeutic effectiveness and potential of this golden honey. The Mānuka tree’s bark, leaves and flowers had been…

Buzzing with Love: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Sweetness of Mānuka Honey and Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of Bees!

February 8, 2024

Forget the chocolates and roses this Valentine’s Day! This year, celebrate with a touch of sweetness and sustainability courtesy of New Zealand Aotearoa Mānuka honey, the golden nectar of New Zealand, and Saint Valentine, the lesser-known patron saint of bees. Saint Valentine and the Buzz-worthy Connection: While Saint Valentine is traditionally associated with romantic love,…

Mānuka: Strong genetic difference between NZ and Australia plants – research

January 26, 2024

New analysis of the DNA of mānuka from Aotearoa and Australia has shown they are different with researchers going as far as recommending the two plants should be called different species. The debate about mānuka has been ongoing for years with the New Zealand industry fighting to trademark the term so that only honey from…

Research Shows New Zealand Mānuka Honey Can Enhance Probiotics in Yoghurt

August 31, 2023

Consumer acceptance of synbiotics, which are beneficial combinations of probiotics and the substances they thrive on (prebiotic substrates), is continually growing within the functional food sector. In this study, researchers aimed to understand how antibacterial manuka honey affects the growth of probiotics and the sensory aspects of potentially synbiotic yogurts made with Lactobacillus reuteri DPC16….

What is Mānuka honey and how can you tell if it’s the real thing?

February 13, 2023

John Rawcliffe, CEO of Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), speaks to CGTN Europe – China Global Television. Follow the link for the interview: