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Mānuka Honey Research

Decades of research from scientists around the world have begun to uncover the signature compounds, benefits and mechanisms that make genuine New Zealand mānuka honey truly unique. Discover insights from decades of world-leading research into what makes mānuka honey special.

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Decades of research have culminated to identify the unique signature compounds found in genuine New Zealand Mānuka Honey.

Featured Research

The super-food Manuka honey, a comprehensive review of its analysis and authenticity approaches

In vivo absorption and metabolism of leptosperin and methyl syringate, abundantly present in manuka honey.

Nectary photosynthesis contributes to the production of mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) floral nectar

Key Researchers

Researchers across the world have committed their careers to understanding more about mānuka honey, some of the leaders in the sector include those below.

  • Dr Terry Braggins, Analytica Ruakura, New Zealand
  • Dr Peter Brooks, Sunshine Coast University, Australia
  • Professor Yoji Kato, Hyogo University, Japan
  • Professor Rose Cooper, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Dr Russell Frew, Otago University, New Zealand
  • Professor Liz Harry, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Kerry Loomes, Auckland University, New Zealand
  • Daniel Melonchelli, Sunshine Coast University, Australia
  • Professor Peter Molan, Waikato University, New Zealand
  • Professor Karl Speer, Dresden University, Germany
  • Dr Jonathan Stephens, Auckland University, New Zealand
  • Emeritus Professor Alistair Wilkins, Waikato University, New Zealand

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