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Can diabetics eat MANUKA HONEY?

contraindications for manuka honey and berringa honey

They’d better not. It’s not because manuka honey is honey, a really sweet food, because diabetics CAN eat honey, but they SHOULD NOT eat manuka honey. According to latest research, besides diabetes there are other conditions that would impose a restriction from eating manuka honey: renal failure, hypertension and sepsis.  Diabetics can eat honey. This is the subject of the article Can diabetics eat honey?, which describes why scientists consider this food more than just sugars, and what studies have proved this by now. On the… Read More

Is Berringa Honey aka Australian Super Manuka Honey aka Jelly bush Honey better than MANUKA HONEY?

berringa honey aka super manuka honey has a higher antibacterial activity than manuka honey from New Zealand

It is claimed that Berringa honey is The World’s Strongest Active Antibacterial Honey. It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? So many people claiming their honey is the best honey in the world:manuka honey, jarrah honey, baskir honey, gelam honey, tualang honey, maharishi honey, neem honey, revamil … And, of course, they all must have exotic names, be very expensive and hard to get. Australians have manuka trees and though the species of the tree is exactly the same, Leptospermum scoparium, the honey produced in New Zealand is… Read More

What is JARRAH HONEY? And what kills Candida?

Is jarrah honey better than manuka honey?

Jarrah Honey comes from Western Australia, one of the best producers of honey in the world. And yes, when used fresh it kills candida better than manuka honey. If people of New Zealand say manuka honey is the best honey in the world, Australians say it is Jarrah Honey. Not that they don’t have the famous manuka tree that provides the necessary nectar, but jarrah honey proved them to be even tastier and with some higher therapeutic properties. I know lots of Americans who… Read More

Coffee Honey aka Coffea Arabica Honey

what is coffee honey

Have you ever heard of Coffee honey or Coffea Arabica honey? Can honey bees forage plants containing caffeine or nicotine or similar substances in their nectar? Yes, bees likes coffee, too! Though coffee plants don’t need bees or other insects to pollinate them, honey bees are attracted to the coffee flowers, enjoy their nectar and help he plants double their yield of mature fruits, when compared to spontaneous self-pollination (Raw and Free, 1977). Fruit retention also seems to be enhanced by outcrossing (Roubik,… Read More

Australian Eucalyptus Honeys: River Red Gum, Blue Gum, Messmate and so many others.

red ironbark flowers

Australian Eucalyptus Honeys are all known to have 3 major health benefits, besides the already known benefits found in any type of honey. They fight against infections and diseases of respiratory organs, heal infections and diseases of urinary passages and increases immunity.  “Honey Flora in Victoria”, a reference book by FR Beuhne, classifies eucalyptus trees in 10 big groups and gives details regarding the nectar yield and quality of honey. Box Honeys are probably the best well-known Australian eucalypt honeys, but locals also appreciate other… Read More

Australian box honeys

different types of Australian honeys

I have often seen jars of honey, originating in Australia, having a rather unusual name: “a color”+box+honey. There is gray box honey, yellow box honey, red box honey, black box honey, white box honey,…..  what is it with all these colored boxes? If you are not from Australia, then you will be as surprised as I was. I even thought they pack one multifloral in colored boxes, to differentiate the producers…. No, I’m kidding. But starting from this I have discovered that they… Read More

Our raw honey can poison us!

our raw honey may be toxic to us.

It turns out that sometimes our excellent, amazing honey can poison us. It is possible when it is contaminated with nectar from toxic plants, which can grow everywhere. Can we know if our raw honey is safe or not? How do they poison us? Should we stop eating honey, though we know it is so healthy for our bodies? Research says Australian honeys are more toxic than other honeys. Does this mean we should stop eating manuka or leatherwood honey? Are… Read More

What is leatherwood honey?

what is leatherwood honey

Leatherwood honey comes from Tasmania and is one of its rarest and finest honey. Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) is a tree that grows in the forests of Tasmania’s wild west coast, from the northwest in such places as the Tarkine and through the South West Wilderness. It likes water a lot which is why it grows very well in climates of 1500–2500 mm annual rainfall. The name Eucryphia lucida is probably derived from the waxy, leather-coloured sheath that covers young leaves and petals, but may also… Read More

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