Raw Manuka Honey
We stock a great range of Manuka Honey, produced from honey bees from the manuka bush in New Zealand. A popular product to add to toast, hot drinks, into smoothies and juices, or even in your hair and on your skin, manuka honey has been around for a fair amount of time and is a top seller thanks to its unique antimicrobial properties.
How Often Can You Take Manuka Honey?
You can eat manuka honey every day, while most recommendations tablespoons per day to achieve optimal results.
How Should I Consume The Manuka Honey?
You can add it on toast, just the same you would with normal honey. You can also add it to a number of other foods, such as smoothies or on top of some fruit and yoghurt. In general, we don’t recommend heating it up or adding it to very hot food, as this could affect the bioavailability and the molecular breakdown.
Can Manuka Honey Go Bad?
Over time, as with any honey, it can crystallise and degrade, however there have been pots of honey found from 5,000 years ago still in perfect condition. The degrading involves it slightly changing colour and becoming more grainy, however this doesn’t mean it can’t be eaten or that it has gone bad. While they will generally have a best before date, these are normally a fair length of time and it should often outlive this date quite significantly, providing you keep it out of direct sunlight and stored properly.
What is the UMF Rating?
This is a system setup to rate the potency of the manuka honey, called the Unique Manuka Factor, developed in New Zealand. However, it should be stated that this isn’t the only ranking factor used, with some opting for MGO or the Kfactor. Most of the time when you are considering a manuka honey, you will have to opt for a UMF rating of either 10+, 15+, 18+ or 20+. The choice will largely come down to budget, but higher the better.
What Are The Ingredients In Manuka Honey?
For most products, it would be 100% manuka honey, gathered by honey bees from the manuka nectar. Occasionally you now find products where they mix the honey with other ingredients, which can affect the life expectancy of the product or the nutritional breakdown, but if you’re looking for raw manuka honey then you will be getting exactly that.