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Produced in the lush hillsides of New Zealand by busy bees that only have a few weeks’ windows to pollinate the native Manuka flowers, our raw manuka honey is a specialty that promotes good health and wellness.
Our raw manuka honey comes straight from hives and is extracted using cold techniques that preserve its natural goodness. Wholesome and loaded with natural bioactive, MGO 83+ manuka honey is a treat regardless of how you have it; put it on your toast, use it as a healthy sweetener or include it in your skin and beauty routine.
Size: 250 G
Sweetness: Mild to Medium, depending on the season
Colour: Dark Cream to Dark Brown
Texture: Thick, Rich, and Smooth
Is Raw Manuka Honey Better?
Raw manuka honey is packed with many natural compounds - these active ingredients are responsible for its special antibacterial properties. Manuka honey is also antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It also has a higher ratio of antioxidants compared to regular honey.
Raw honey comes directly from the honeycombs - it is collected using gentle methods. Since it is unprocessed and unfiltered, it is packed with natural nutrients and high in pollen content. All of this lends more strength to your jar of honey and makes it a powerful superfood.
So, if you want to get the most out of manuka honey, always go for raw, unprocessed, and unheated manuka honey instead of regular (processed) honey.
Is a Spoonful of Manuka Honey Good for You?
Manuka honey, in its rawest form, is full of antioxidants and phenols - both of which work wonders for the body, especially heart health.
This unique cocktail of compounds also helps heal wounds, clear up infections and improve digestion.
Manuka honey has also been studied for its ability to improve metabolism and strengthen our immune system, which serves as the first line of defense against disease-causing germs.
To top it up, honey is also a powerful source of instant energy - so if you’re feeling lazy or fatigued, a spoonful of raw manuka honey would re-energise you in a jiffy.
Is Manuka Honey Really Worth It?
Yes - manuka honey has been extensively studied and many studies have confirmed its effectiveness in treating cuts, scrapes, wounds, eczema, acne, and other skin problems.
There is also some evidence that using manuka honey on a routine basis is good for overall oral health.
Studies found that pure manuka honey reduces the buildup of plaque, prevents dental cavities, and minimises the risk of gum disease.
What Does Manuka Honey Taste Like?
Nature’s Blends Manuka Honey (MGO 83 +) has a uniquely layered taste reminiscent of summertime blooms. Herby with hints of caramel and a clean aftertaste, it is the perfect honey for those digging balanced complexity.
Raw manuka honey tastes rich, creamy, and earthy. The mild-medium sweetness unfolds into a pleasant woody aftertaste.
Harvested using gentle cold-extraction methods in the heart of New Zealand, where beekeeping is a skill guided by local wisdom and nature-friendly methods.
Raw Manuka Honey by Nature’s Blends has an MGO rating of 83+. Every batch undergoes rigorous
testing to confirm it is packed with natural goodness. This step is vital to check the quality and ensure that we’re bringing you only the finest nature has to offer.
About MGO & UMF
MGO and UMF are two different indicators of how many bioactive compounds your raw manuka honey contains. In a way, both are a measure of the quality of the honey you’re about to consume - but there are some key differences.
MGO stands for methylglyoxal, a natural compound that gives manuka honey its unique properties, especially its antibacterial benefits. The MGO rate is an indicator of quality. The higher the MGO content of honey, the better it's quality.
UMF is short for Unique Manuka Factor. It is a system of measurement that covers the MGO count of manuka honey but also factors in some of the other active compounds found only in manuka honey. The UMF number is a standalone measure for both the quality and purity of manuka honey.
Is MGO or UMF Better?
Both the MGO and UMF readings are useful indicators in their own ways. They measure different things so they cannot be compared. But both can be useful in helping you decide how to put your manuka honey to use.
What Level of Manuka Honey is Best?
Manuka honey is good for you - but the best way to pick the right type of honey is to decide what you want to use it for:
• Table grade (MGO 83 - MGO 263) - ideal for daily consumption, include in your health chart,
beverages, salads or take it raw
• Moderate grade (MGO 263 - MGO 514) - is called the ‘therapeutic grade’ and is suitable for short-term consumption
• Higher grade manuka honey (MGO 514 - MGO 1200)- with higher MGO and UMF readings can be used for skin care (wound healing, skin therapy, etc)
MGO and UMF - Parity Chart
Even though MGO and UMF measure two different things, there is still a relationship between their values. Here is a rough parity chart to help you convert and determine the quality of manuka honey:
• UMF 5 = MGO83
• UMF10 = MGO263
• UMF15 = MGO514
• UMF20 = MGO829
• UMF25 = MGO1200
*This jar of Raw Manuka Honey by Nature’s Blends has an MGO count of 83+ and is perfect for everyday consumption.
The Manuka tree also called the Tea Tree (Leptospermum Scoparium) is a little evergreen shrub tree with sweet-scented flowers that come into bloom only briefly in spring and summer.
The Manuka Tree is truly special - it is picky and incredibly resilient. It only grows in New Zealand and some parts of Australia - but, within those regions, it can be seen everywhere: from rolling hills and lush mountains to lowlands and marshes dotting the meandering coastline.
The manuka tree has been growing for thousands of years. In the early days, manuka extracts were used by the locals to treat many illnesses and wounds of different kinds. The native Maori used manuka bark and leaves for healing purposes.
Manuka honey by Nature’s Blends is a monoflower honey - that means the bees gather nectar only from the manuka blooms. This gives our honey its unique flavor, texture, and nutrient profile.
What is so Special About Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey contains very powerful bioactives that give it some of its miraculous properties. It’s different from regular honey - it's not just rare but also more powerful and healthier. Its unique antibacterial properties have made it an essential part of traditional medicine.
Here are some benefits of manuka honey that modern research has also backed:
• Wound healing - protects wounds and keeps germs away from it
• Antibacterial - effective against most resistant strains of disease-causing bacteria
• Antiviral - a natural antibiotic packed with MGO that attacks viruses and aids in healing
Some other purported properties of raw manuka honey include:
• Immunity boost
• Improved metabolism
• Relief against stomach issues
• Alleviates throat irritation
• Reduces inflammation
• Improves teeth and gum health
• Counters scarring
• Supple skin
• Provides instant energy
How to Take Manuka Honey?
MGO 83+ Manuka Honey is the perfect table, honey. It's milder so it's suited to everyday consumption.
You can take a spoon daily or add it to your beverages and smoothies.
Sprinkle some over your breakfast oats, mix with Greek yogurt, drizzle onto a healthy salad or spread it evenly on warm toast to start your day on a sweet note.
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