Mānuka: An Award Winning Honey
Our Mānuka MG100+ Honey is a GOLD medal winner in the London Honey Awards and the NZ Outstanding Food Producers in 2021. Judges described it as a ‘beautiful product’ with ‘unique characteristics’ and ‘release of flavours as it melts’.
We can only say what our customers tell us: our Mānuka Honey is the one of the best Mānuka Honeys of New Zealand. Punching powerful properties and a taste with complex and earthy undertones.
Mānuka Honey Properties
Mānuka Honey can only be described now as a phenomenon. It has been shown through scientific studies across the world to have many beneficial properties, that make Mānuka Honey so highly valued and sought after. All our Mānuka Honey is tested by an independent internationally-accredited laboratory for methylglyoxal content that sets the rating that we apply for our Mānuka Honey. This certification behind every jar of our Mānuka Honey gives you confidence in the quality of our product.
The Mānuka Tree & Traditional Uses
Mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) grows as a shrub or small tree up to 6 m tall, in forest edges or areas of reverting pasture. The flowers are small and designed to be pollinated by native bees and flies, but the honey bee also works the Mānuka flower to produce this remarkable honey.
Mānuka is a Māori word and our ancestors knew all about special powers of the Mānuka tree. We only have to break down the word Mānuka itself to find that our ancestors understood it was a ‘device’ (nuka) for making something clean (mā). Thus, different parts of the Mānuka tree were used traditionally for antiseptic purposes.
The bark of the Mānuka tree was boiled and the infusion drunk or applied externally to relieve pain. Infusions of the bark, capsules and seed of the Mānuka tree were also applied to burns and wounds, or for treating mouth, throat and eye affliction, and to reduce fever. Mānuka was also used to treat wounds on horses and other domestic animals.
Our Mānuka Honey – From Us to You!
Use our Mānuka Honey daily as an elixir as a drink or straight from the jar. You can also use it for enhancing and sweetening your favourite dishes.