Manuka honey is a unique monofloral honey from the flowers of Manuka bush/tree native to New Zealand. Manuka Honey is rich in natural antioxidants and has stronger antibacterial, antimicrobial and antibiotic properties than other honey varieties. It has been used by indigenous people for dressing wounds and treating inflammations centuries before antibiotics were discovered.
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Ingredients: pure raw New Zealand Manuka honey
Country of origin: New Zealand
Nelson Honey’s 100+MG Manuka Honey is sourced from pure, pristine and unpopulated natural environments in remote parts of the top of the South Island of New Zealand – free of pollution, chemicals and other contaminants. This special quality of Manuka honey is very rare and contains high levels of MG. The 100+ grading system means it contains more than 100mg per kg of Methylglyoxal (MG).
Health benefits of Manuka Honey:
Science of Honey:
Chemical composition of Honey: The composition of a honey batch depends on the floral source(s) available to the bees that produced the honey. The carbohydrates comprise mainly Fructose (about 38%) and Glucose (about 31%). Water is the next highest category, varying around 17%. Other carbohydrates include Maltose (7%), and Sucrose and other complex carbohydrates (7%). Trace amounts of Vitamins, Minerals, Chrysin, Pinobanksin, catalase and Pinocembrin are also present. Research published in 2011 shows the most abundant minerals found in New Zealand mono-floral honeys including Manuka honey are Potassium, Phosphorus and Calcium.
Healing properties: The healing properties of honey are due to the fact it offers antibacterial activity, maintains a moist wound condition and its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infections. The antimicrobial activity in most honeys is due to hydrogen peroxide, however, Manuka Honey displays significant antibacterial effects even when hydrogen peroxide is blocked, which is due to the presence of Methylglyoxal.
Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and its healing properties have been a traditional part of folklore throughout New Zealand’s settled history. Ongoing laboratory and medical evidence using Manuka Honey supports the worth of this valuable resource.
Manuka Honey testing and labelling:
Nelson Honey New Zealand supports the release of the Interim Labelling Guidelines for Manuka Honey released by the New Zealand Government in 2014. The Guidelines provide greater assurance for consumers looking for genuine New Zealand Manuka Honey.
The Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand has identified Methylglyoxal (MG) as an ingredient that can be identified in labelling and marketing Manuka honey, expressed as a minimum number of mg/kg. Scientific evidence has confirmed Methylglyoxal as being a key compound that occurs naturally in Manuka honey. Nelson Honey tests all their Manuka Honey according to these standards.
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