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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:

Tests Show Again that Only 100% New Zealand Mānuka Honey is Authentic.

February 7, 2023

Independent testing reveals that honey producers outside New Zealand are supplying non-authentic mānuka honey. With the continuous growth in demand for New Zealand mānuka honey around the world has come a surge of honey producers outside New Zealand mistakenly claiming they are producing the same honey to take advantage of the growing popularity of this…

How to Build the Gold Standard for Honey

November 15, 2022

Bill and Margaret Bennett have been at the forefront of standards development for New Zealand’s Mānuka Honey industry since the early 90’s. They pioneered the drive to establish quality standards and indicators of strength which are now known as UMF™.  Their business, Summerglow holds  license number 1001, the first ever issued by the Unique Manuka…