What Is Manuka Honey?

What Is Manuka Honey?

Have you ever stopped and wondered “What Is Manuka Honey?”  I have.

Manuka honey has the highest levels of the special plant based immune system boosting nutrients phenol, which is what makes Manuka Honey so amazing.

This special ingredient found naturally in Manuka Honey is called methylglyoxal (MG / MGO) and that’s why Manuka honey is so highly regarded worldwide.

Have you ever wondered what the plant was that attracts the bees in the first place? If yes, then please click here.  Have you ever been curious as to how bees go about making the wonderful substance we call honey? If yes please click here.

Manuka Honey is bowl. Source Wikicommons

How do you like your honey?

Do you have it for breakfast for in smoothies or both?

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Video Title:  What makes Manuka Honey Unique?

Video Author: Manuka Health New Zealand           Published Date: May 17, 2012
Speaker: Professor Thomas Henle, Technical University of Dresden

Why is Manuka Honey unique?

Methylglyoxal (MG) is unique to Manuka Honey.  We do no find a significant amount of this compound in any other honey, even in any other food, we cannot find methylglyoxal (MG).  There are small amounts in roasted coffee, but the amounts are one or two orders of magnitude lower when compared with Manuka Honey.

I would rate Manuka Honey as a genuine, functional food.  Of course, I know that there are many studies necessary, clinical studies in order to prove the benefits, but I am pretty sure that Manuka Honey are one of the few items, one of the few food items that such a beneficial effect can be shown. 

Question: Why is Manuka Honey unique?

Answer:  Due to the presence of methylglyoxal (MG)

Thank you for watching the author is Manuka Health New Zealand (2012).

If you would like to know more about the plants, bees and beekeepers that go into making Manuka Honey, then please click here.  If you would like to know how bees go about making the wonderful substance we call honey please click here.

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2 Replies to “What Is Manuka Honey?”

  1. Hey!

    Honestly, I never heard of Manuka honey. So it is good to know that is such nice honey exists. Normally I buy the honey from super market and never question where is honey come from or what the type it is.

    I wonder how does it taste? Is it taste like normal honey?

    1. Hi Chuck, thanks for stopping by.  Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Manuka honey, I am glad that you enjoyed it. You make a great point.  Most people buy their honey from the Supermarket and don’t think to much about the background or nutrients of the honey they are buying. In relation to taste, the darker the honey is in colour, the “stronger” the honey taste becomes.  Some first time eaters of this honey have described the taste as slightly “bitter”, especially when compared with their usual Supermarket honey. Personally I really like it and find Supermarket honey is now far too “sweet” for me to eat any more. Thank you again for visiting us today.

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