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March 30, 2023 2 min read

Many wellness professionals advise taking Manuka Honey for general well-being. But how exactly can you give yourself a boost with Manuka Honey?

What is Manuka Honey?

Manuka Honey is a unique type of honey, native to New Zealand, produced by bees that pollinate a shrub known as Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium).

What distinguishes Manuka Honey from other types of honey is the presence of methylglyoxal (MGO). The higher the concentration of MGO, the greater the properties.

The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey and assures purity and quality. The honey's classification reflects the presence of 3 distinct compounds found in Manuka Honey: methylglyoxal, dihydroxyacetone, leptospermum. The higher the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), the greater the benefits of the honey.

The nutritional value of Manuka Honey: 

The following nutrients are present in Manuka Honey (amongst others):

  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Minerals such as calcium, potassium and phosphorous
  • Compounds such as methylglyoxal (MGO) and hydrogen peroxide
  • Enzymes such as diastase, invertases, glucose oxidase
Uses of Manuka Honey to give you a boost:

There are many Manuka Honey recipes. Give these two a go! The drinks can be enjoyed daily as a great booster.

Manuka Honey Drink with apple cider vinegar and ginger

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • A piece of fresh ginger (about 2.5 cm)
  • Half a tablespoon of Manuka Honey
  • Half a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
  • One tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method:

Put the ginger in boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
Allow cooling to room temperature.
Strain, then add honey, vinegar and lemon.
Stir the mixture well until the honey has dissolved.
Drink straight away or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

 

Manuka Honey Drink with orange

Ingredients:

  • A piece of grated fresh ginger (about 2.5 cm)
  • A tablespoon of Manuka Honey
  • One tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • One and a half cups of orange juice
  • One tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
  • Half a cup of hot water

Method:

Put the grated ginger in hot water and leave it for 10 minutes.
Strain the mixture, then add the Manuka Honey and the rest of the ingredients.
Mix well and enjoy!


With Manuka Honey's countless benefits, we recommend that you consume a spoonful daily to make the most of this wonderful natural superfood.