Manukahoney is one of the honeys with the greatest health benefits. Among its most outstanding characteristics, these are the following:
Raw Manuka honey has a matte amber color.
In the mouth, sour, salty and sweet notes can be appreciated with a characteristic aroma of this tree.
Manuka is a shrub or tree that grows in New Zealand and Southeast Australia, “Leptosdpermum-scoparium”. This plant is a wild plant and can reach up to 15 meters in height.
Flowering and collection
Manuka flowers in spring in the Southern Hemisphere, so it is an early honey in the Southern Hemisphere.
Video of manuka flowers
2. Benefits and properties of Manuka honey
This honey is the honey that has the most beneficial properties of all. Because it contains higher proportions of methylglyoxal (MG), a component with enormous anti-bacterial capacity.
The MG in this honey comes from the conversion of a compound found in this honey, dihydroxyacetone, very abundant in the nectar of the flower of Manuka, which further enhances the anti-bacterial power of this honey.
Also compiling different research articles, we have found the following:
According to research carried out by three universities, one in Australia, one in the United States and one in China, manuka honey has the following health benefits:
It has stimulating properties of the immune system. This is due to different flavonoids that has this honey.
Battery and antiviral properties: This honey has been used for millennia to heal wounds.
Also in this research mentions the effects it has to prevent ulcers.
Rich in aantioxidants, which will have anti-inflammatory effects and reduce the likelihood of degenerative diseases such as cancer and Parkinson.
Anti-cancer properties: Components of manuka have an effect of helping to reduce the proliferation of cancer cells.
They also recommend more research. Because they believe that this honey that almost everyone knows, has many more properties.
Raw manuka honey and helicobacter pylori
In addition, one of the great properties of this honey is its effectiveness against helicobacter pylori.
According to the latest research, manuka honey is very effective for treating stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. Manuka honey also has the ability to help kill helicobacter pylori bacteria, which is one of the causes of stomach ulcers.
Honey of Manuka is one of the honeys we should always have at home for its enormous beneficial properties, being used since ancient times as a medicine.
Great cooks use Manuka honey to make cheese cakes and sweet mousses.
Due to the difficulties of importing this honey and finding it of high quality, we may not have this product available for some time.
Honey of Manuka is one of the most expensive, and the adulteration of it is very tempting, which is why we have to study it carefully.
The Manuka honey is brought from New Zealand by an importer of honey located in Valencia.
6. Opinions of Manuka honey
This honey has unique properties. For this reason, people demand this honey very much. Here in our shop in Las Rozas in Madrid and in our online shop it is in great demand. Also, the people who try it, repeat.
To write this article we have used numerous sources of information:
Technical data sheets of the beekeepers themselves
Books specialized in honey
Books specialized in natural medicine
A scientific article: “Manuka honey: an emerging natural food with medicinal use” Conducted by three universities: University of San Diego in the United States, La Trobe University in Australia and Yunnan University in China.
Opinions and information from the beekeepers themselves.