What is the 'K Factor'?
To determine the difference between a K Factor 12 and a K Factor 16 Manuka Honey, Wedderspoon measure distinct concentrations of Manuka pollen. Using nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, Wedderspoon can easily identify the pollen profiles of their honeys, as well as the live enzymes, Antioxidants and various other phytochemical components (K Factor 12 guarantees higher than 65% pollen count).
Wedderspoon is continuing its work to develop new ways to unlock the 'Key Factors' unique complex properties found in unadulterated Manuka Honey, in an attempt to further authenticate its one true origin.
What are the benefits of Manuka Honey?
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey is a monofloral honey, sourced from the nectar of the Manuka Tree, which is found in the remote pristine areas of New Zealand's South Island. Manuka Honey has long had a reputation as a 'healing honey' and contains naturally occurring active ingredients (Methylglyoxal) that distinguishes it from regular Honey. Its high sugar content combined with the aformementioned antibacterial active ingredient is thought to create a waterless environment that harmful bacteria cannot survive in.
As studies in to the effectiveness of Manuka Honey are are ongoing, it is always recommended to seek the consultation of a medical practitioner before using these alternative medications to treat a wound or bacterial infection.