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What is UMF and how to read the label of manuka honey

required specifications on the label of manuka honey

Do not buy just any manuka honey. The number of fraudsters are increasing due to its high price and fame. Read the label of manuka honey correctly, see what is UMF and make sure you are buying genuine and therapeutic manuka honey. Here is a statistics from 2013, when manuka honey was still not that famous: The harvest of manuka honey in New Zealand was of 1,700 tons. And the global consumption, which means people who claimed they ate manuka… Read More

The best treatment for flue? Manuka honey can help you here!

what is the best treatment for flue

Manuka honey fights influenza virus. It’s efficient and has zero side-effects. It’s hard to find the best treatment. Flue virus is mutating all the time and synthetic drugs can’t keep up. But a combination of natural products (even with some drugs to ease severe symptoms like fever) can be the right choice. Fall has come with its ugly winds, low temperatures, colds and flue. The season of viruses. Their world. Influenza viruses are a serious threat to human health and cause thousands… Read More

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

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