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A unique and powerful type of honey all the way from New Zealand, Manuka honey is an antibacterial-packed sweetener with a difference. It can provide great relief to a sore throat if dissolved in a glass of warm water.
It is called Manuka honey because the bees who make it frequent the Manuka bush and collect nectar from its flowers. This bush grows mainly in New Zealand and has been used by indigenous Maoris for over 4000 years.
Manuka honey is tested by an internationally-accredited laboratory approved by the New Zealand government. While it’s there, the honey is also tested for non-peroxide activity (NPA) and levels of dietary methylglyoxal (MGO), which is what gives it its unique antibacterial properties.
It is excellent at soothing sore throats: simply dissolve a spoonful in a cup of warm water or slightly cooled tea, or just take it off a spoon if you prefer.
You can also use it like normal honey as a much healthier way to sweeten food and drinks instead of using refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Try it drizzled over thick Greek yoghurt with berries, swirled into your morning oats, or stir it into food marinades for a touch of sweetness.
Manuka Lab takes the time to test and verify every product before it leaves New Zealand, so you know you’re getting the real deal. You can even trace this honey all the way back to the beekeeper it came from!
|Energy||1375kj / 329kcal|
|of which saturates||<0.1g|
|of which sugars||76.2g|
|Per Tablespoon (15g):|
|Energy||206kj / 49kcal|
|of which saturates||<0.1g|
|of which sugars||11.43g|
In 2018, we made the decision as a brand to adopt new stringent guidelines, in line with the New Zealand government approved standard, that ensured customers know they are buying genuine New Zealand Manuka Honey. Testing in both New Zealand, where our Manuka honey is harvested, and by Fera labs in the UK, ensures customers only get the purest, strongest, undiluted Manuka Honey, where antibacterial strength is measured and presented in a robust and transparent way.
Store below 21 ̊C in a cool dry place.
Always read the label
Fully traceable New Zealand Manuka Honey
Suitable for vegetarians. Do not feed honey to infants under one year of age. Do not use if cap seal is tampered with or broken.
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Manuka honey is a special type of honey, made by bees, which can be eaten in exactly the same way as regular honey.
Used as an alternative sweetener, it is also employed as a luxurious ingredient in cosmetics.
Manuka honey is so called because it is made from the nectar of the flowers of the Manuka bush, which grows mainly in New Zealand.
Only honey which is made from this plant can be classed as Manuka honey.
Manuka Lab Manuka Honey MGO 525 is fully traceable from your home right back to the specific beekeeper and hive that it comes from. It is certified genuine manuka honey.
When bees pollinate from the manuka bush, their honey is more potent than regular honey as it has a higher concentration of dietary methylglyoxal (MGO).
Read more about Manuka honey https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/the-health-hub/food-drink/food/manuka-honey/wonder-of-manuka-honey/ and its origins in our Health Hub article.
Manuka honey is antibacterial and bacterial resistant, thanks to its high concentration of methylglyoxal (MGO).
The antibacterial substance DHA, which is naturally produced by the manuka bush, is stored in the nectar. This then goes through a reaction which forms MGO.
Manuka honey also a healthier alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners and can be used to sweeten food and drinks.
Manuka honey can also provide support for a sore throat. Just dissolve a spoonful in a mug of warm water and drink for a soothing effect.
It is a great ingredient to keep in the cupboard during winter, when coughs and colds are rife.
The MGO level on manuka honey refers to the concentration of MGO within it.
The higher the number in the MGO rating, the better the anti-bacterial properties in the manuka honey.
You can use manuka honey in a straight swap for regular honey, as part of a healthy balanced diet.
It has a similar sweet taste to regular honey but has more of an intense flavour. It is also usually darker in colour.
Drizzle over Greek yoghurt with fresh berries, swirl it into your overnight oats or marinade meat or vegetables in it for a sweet taste. Add to a warm cup of tea or even just eat straight off the spoon if you prefer!
Manuka honey has become something of a hero ingredient in skincare over the last few years.
Manuka honey has been known to have anti-bactieral properties which may have some skin benefits when applied topically.
No, because it is produced by bees, Manuka honey is not considered to be suitable for vegans. However, Manuka honey is suitable for vegetarians.