Manuka honey is native to New Zealand, but is now imported all around the world to produce a large range of products.
Holland & Barrett stock a large number of Manuka Honey products, from creams and lotions, to capsules and syrups.
The Manuka Shrub
These manuka honey products begin their journey from the Leptospermum Scoparium shrub, also known as the manuka. The name manuka originates from the Maori language, spoken by the indigenous population of New Zealand.
The 'manuka' favour the drier east coasts of the NorthIsland and the South Island. Here, the evergreen shrubs generally grow to a height of more that two metres and are adorned with dense branches and small leaves.
Manuka honey is produced from the nectar of the manuka shrub flowers. They are mostly pale white, although a flower in the delicate shade of pink may appear on rare occasions; but it isn't the appearance of these beautiful flowers that bees are interested in - it's the nectar.
For a higher content of manuka in the honey, beekeepers often keep their beehives near wild and uncultivated areas where plentiful manuka bushes grow.
Unique Manuka Factor
The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) is a term created by the Active Manuka Honey Association (AMHA). The UMF is a grade awarded to honey based on its strength.
Manuka Honey Uses
Manuka honey has been used in New Zealand and Australia for many years, but is now becoming popular worldwide too. Try our customer favourite, Pure Gold - 12+ Manuka Honey, which is a deliciously dark and cream honey.
You can use manuka honey as a topping on your toast or in your tea, but you can also find it in an assortment of other products including shampoos, lip balms, and deodorants.
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As the UK's leading vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements supplier, Holland & Barrett is a name you can trust to provide you with the finest quality manuka honey products. Buy online now to benefit from our great value prices.
*WARNING: Honey is not suitable for babies under the age of 12 months.