Manuka Honey
  • Manuka Honey Guide

    • Manuka honey is renowned for its healing properties and robust flavour, offering benefits like antibacterial, antioxidant, and immune system support, wound healing, throat soothing, and digestive health promotion.
    • To use Manuka honey, consume it directly or add to beverages and recipes. For skincare, apply a thin layer to the face or affected areas. Opt for high-quality, raw Manuka honey for best results.
    • Two rating systems for Manuka honey: KFactor and MGO. KFactor Manuka honey is untreated, preserving all its promised beneficial properties.
    • Testing Manuka honey is crucial for quality and authenticity. New Zealand's MPI sets reliable standards. Wedderspoon's Manuka honey undergoes rigorous testing in independent labs to meet these standards.
    Introduction to Manuka Honey

    Manuka honey is a special type of honey renowned for its unique healing properties. It is produced by bees that collect nectar from the Manuka tree, native to New Zealand. It has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its reported health benefits, including antibacterial and antioxidant properties, and robust flavour profile. Manuka Honey is widely recognised for supporting overall health and well-being, aiding in wound healing, boosting the immune system, and promoting digestive health.

    Benefits of Manuka Honey

    Manuka honey provides several benefits for your well-being. It has potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties that support your immune system and aid in wound healing. It can also soothe sore throats, promote digestive health, and help with stomach and bowel issues. Manuka honey's anti-inflammatory propertiesmake it an excellent choice for skincare and may also offer some support for joint health. However, it's important to note that these uses are based on customer experiences and not medical advice. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised guidance.

    Using Manuka Honey

    Using Manuka honey is simple and versatile. To enjoy its benefits, you can consume it directly by taking a spoonful or adding it to your favourite beverages or recipes. Remember not to add Manuka honey to boiling water to preserve its active enzymes.

    For skin care, apply a thin layer of Manuka honey to your face or affected areas, leaving it on for a few minutes before rinsing off. It can also be used as a natural face mask by mixing it with other ingredients. Remember to choose a high-quality, authentic Manuka honey for best results. When using Manuka honey for wound care, we recommend our Activon Manuka Honey Tube, Activon Tulle Viscose Mesh with Manuka Honey, and Actilite Manuka Honey Dressings. These are specifically designed to aid with wound healing and skin infections. They are even used by the NHS in hospitals.

    Why to choose Raw Manuka Honey?

    Choosing raw Manuka honey is a wise decision for several reasons. Raw Manuka honey is unprocessed, retaining all the natural enzymes, antioxidants, and beneficial compounds that make it so special. It is not heated, pasteurized, or filtered, ensuring maximum potency and nutritional value. By selecting raw Manuka honey, you can fully experience its potential health benefits, including antibacterial properties, immune system support, and wound healing properties. Embrace the goodness of raw Manuka honey with Wedderspoon and enjoy its pure, unaltered goodness for your well-being.

    Manuka Honey Rating Systems

    When it comes to measuring the potency of Manuka honey, there are two main rating systems: KFactor and MGO. Traditionally, Manuka honey’s potency was measured using MGO levels. However, the New Zealand Government recognised the need for a more comprehensive rating system, leading to the development of the KFactor rating. Unlike MGO, KFactor considers multiple factors such as pollen count, purity, and live enzymes, providing a more accurate measure of effectiveness.

    Why choose Kfactor Manuka Honey: Unveiling superior quality

    Our commitment to providing you with the finest and most authentic products is reflected in our focus on KFactor Manuka Honey. KFactor honey is produced naturally without heat treatment or artificial methods, preserving all its natural enzymes, amino acids, and beneficial properties for superior quality. In contrast, MGO Manuka Honey may undergo heat treatment to increase MGO content, compromising its natural enzymes and other beneficial properties. Our decision to choose KFactor Manuka Honey was made with careful consideration, and we take great pride in knowing that we can effectively serve our customers and provide them with the best for their well-being.

    Testing Manuka Honey

    It is important to test Manuka Honey for quality assurance, authenticity, consistency, and reputation. It ensures that the honey is of high quality, free of contamination, and meets the necessary standards for consumption. Testing also helps to maintain the integrity of the product, which is important for consumers who rely on manuka
    honey for its potential health benefits.

    Since there are various ratings for Manuka honey, different companies may employ different testing methods based on the specific factors they are evaluating. This approach allows each company to ensure the quality and authenticity of their Manuka honey in accordance with their own criteria, which may be a problem when it comes to comparing and understanding the quality of different brands. To address this issue, it is important to seek out scientific standards established by New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) for genuine Manuka honey. These standards provide a reliable framework for evaluating and understanding the quality of Manuka honey, enabling consumers to make informed choices and identify authentic products.

    Before any jar of our Wedderspoon Manuka Honey is dispatched, it undergoes rigorous testing in independent laboratories. These tests ensure that every jar of Manuka Honey meets or exceeds the stringent scientific standards for genuine Manuka Honey set by New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). These standards require the presence of specific chemical compounds and DNA from Manuka pollen.