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Fake manuka honey? Here are the true markers of genuine New Zealand Manuka honey!

The true markers of genuine New Zealand Manuka honey have been recently issued by Nz’s government and they are different than the ones currently used. We need to be sure the producer complies with the new regulations. Somebody told me the other day that manuka honey was real if it had MGO (methylglyoxal). This is false. Not all manuka honey contains MGO. MGO is not a marker of manuka honey, it is a marker of therapeutic manuka honey. But before… Read More

Acacia mangium honey, made from a real acacia tree

what is acacia mangium honey

Acacia honey is very well known worldwide. But the term can be deceiving (just as tea tree is). European Acacia honey is a different product than the acacia honey made in Malaysia. In the US it is known as black locust honey or American acacia honey and in Europe as simply acacia honey but this is actually made from a false acacia, from a tree also known as black locust, on its scientific name “Robinia pseudoacacia”. Real acacia honey from an acacia tree… Read More

What is rubber honey?

what is rubber honey

Rubber honey is made from the rubber tree. Not from nectar found inside the flowers, or from honeydew as it happens with other trees, but from a nectar-secreting gland found outside the flower, on the young leaf petioles.   Scientific name: Hevea brasiliensis Family: Euphorbiaceae,  genus: Hevea Other names: rubber tree, sharinga tree, para rubber, seringueira or rubber plant Native to: tropical forests of the Amazon basin and Orinoco river valley in South America, it is grown in large plantations in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Thailand (which… Read More

What is durian honey?

is durian honey smelly

Coming from the durian flowers, which will give the exotic tropical fruit known as the stinkiest fruit on Earth, durian honey is far from having any kind of unpleasant smell. Scientific name: Durio zibethinus Murr. Species: 30 recognised Durio species, at least 9 of which produce edible fruit, with over 100 named varieties in Indonesia, 300 in Thailand and 100 in Malaysia. D zibethinus is the only species available in the international market, the other species are sold only in their local regions. Other names: durian… Read More

What is nenas honey?

how is pineapple honey or nenas honey

Pineapple honey is a rare type of honey, also known as nenas honey in Malaysia. Although pineapples have a wide distribution around the world, its nectar is not sought by honey bees and their pollination is not needed. This honey is often find in countries that encourage beekeeping and when the hives are placed in the middle of a pineapple crop. In other words, by forcing the bees to collect that type of nectar. Pineapple is the 3rd most important… Read More

What are the health benefits of eating honey from Malaysia?

the benefits of eating natural honey from malaysia

The health benefits of eating honey cannot be comprised in a single article, that’s why this website was born. But here are some of the health benefits of natural honey found in Malaysia, a country with monsoons, rainforest and different kinds of bees. The phrase “medicinal honey” refers to honey in general and also to “medical grade honey“. Malaysia is proud of having 3 exceptional types of medicinal honey: tualang, gelam and kelulut honeys, all produced by wild bees. (the… Read More

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