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types of honey and their use

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Kanuka Honey treats acne and rosacea! What is kanuka honey?

Coming from Kunzea ericoides, also known as white tea-tree or scrub, is a tree that grows only in Australia and New Zealand. Until 1983, Kanuka was considered to belong to genus Leptospermum, like manuka tree. But now we only consider it like its cousin. The differences are really hard to notice, even some beekeepers fail to recognize them. Their flowers have a similar morphology and pollen differentiation between the two species is very difficult. Apparently the easiest way to tell the difference is to feel the… Read More

Maharishi Honey seems to be better than Manuka Honey! And is not the only one.

manuka honey is not the best

Another super-honey? Yes, there are labs telling that maharishi honey is better than manuka honey. Of course, considering its antimicrobial activity. And even better is manuka’s cousin, kanuka honey. Never heard of it, right? Well, there are no studies, no marketing, it’s still undisclosed to the public. Maharishi Honey. According to tests conducted by the Food Research Laboratory, Tokyo Food Sanitation Association from Tokyo, Maharishi Honey has an even higher antibacterial activity than Manuka Honey UMF 10 A, UMF 20 A, and… Read More

What is melaleuca honey? Or gelam honey? Why so many different names?

melaleuca honey aha cajeput honey aka gelam honey

What is melaleuca honey? And who heard of this, anyway? And why so many studies about a honey that cannot be found on the market? Could it be from the actual Tea tree? The truth is that all countries have specific trees and that some names are borrowed as they are, others are translated, others are scientific, and others are kept from tradition. This is what happens to this tree and to so many others on this planet. But it’s important… Read More

Acacia honey is made of false acacia!

acacia honey aka black locust honey

It’s true: Acacia honey isn’t made from acacia! There are some unifloral types of honey that are similar all over the world, like acacia honey or linden honey. Others are only appreciated in specific parts of world, like honeydew honey (fir or pine honey) is in Europe. Other types like eucalyptus, thyme, orange blossom honey are appreciated more in their origin places. But all Americans love acacia honey. Probably because the tree originates from their country, or because of the purity of the color and… Read More

Manuka Honey

manuka tree

Coming from manuka, a tree that grows only in New Zealand and southeastern Australia, manuka honey is different from other honeys and it has gained a well deserved reputation. With a really strong flavor, people often described it as: earthy, oily, herbaceous, rich and complex, heather, aromatic, mineral and slightly bitter. The honey it is made from our honey bees Apis Mellifera, from two plants: Leptospermum scoparium and/or Leptospermum polygalifolium. They grow uncultivated throughout New Zealand and southeastern Australia. Is there a difference between… Read More

From where to buy mead wine?

yummy delicious homemade mead

Ok, I want to try mead. These supermarkets don’t have any, from where to buy mead wine? It’s simple: either I find an online shop that sells to my country or … make it myself. I was quite surprised to find out that there are people actually writing blogs on all the meads they drink. I had no idea there even existed so many producers in the world. So, was I living under ground, how come I didn’t know about… Read More