Manuka honey is best recognised for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is a delicious, dark-coloured honey that can be used for health care or simply for food. The diversity of Manuka is what makes it a favourite for honey lovers.
Manuka honey derives from the Manuka bushes originating in New Zealand and Australia. Manuka has long been used as a traditional medicine for a wide range of health problems. This recognition of the vast and unique healing characteristics of Manuka has led to the creation of a deliciously robust honey that has become a crowd favourite.
The uniquely earthy and rich flavour combined with the thick texture makes Manuka a favourite for cooking, marinading and a delicious topping for food. The lingering herbaceous flavour also makes it perfect for adding to a cup of tea.
Different Manuka honey’s have different activity ratings. The rating indicates the level of antibacterial properties found in the honey- the higher the rating, the higher the level. Not all Manuka honey is considered to have high-rating antibacterial properties.