Rich, golden and delicious, our Manuka Honey is an all-natural monofloral honey produced in New Zealand. Renowned for its rich flavour, Manuka honey is recognised worldwide for its antibacterial qualities.
Our Manuka Honey is certified to contain a minimum of 100mg/kg methylglyoxal, a naturally occurring active compound, that’s found in higher concentrations in Manuka honey. Plus, it’s gluten-free and low in fat, making it ideal for supporting your healthy lifestyle. Simply enjoy it straight from the jar, or drizzle over porridge, pancakes, and Greek yoghurt, for an all-natural boost of flavour.
What Is Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey is a widely popular skin care remedy known for its anti-bacterial healing properties that can also be used for as a solution for hay fever. Produced in New Zealand where native bees pollinate Manuka bushes, Manuka honey is today backed by Hollywood royalty. Honey gets its anti-biotic quality from its hydrogen peroxide components. Manuka honey contains methylglyoxal (MG), another anti-bacterial component, which is produced in the conversion of dihydroxyacetone in the nectar of Manuka flowers.
Manuka Honey Uses
Manuka Honey is considered incredibly beneficial to your health. Its healing abilities derive from its anti-bacterial properties, but it doesn’t stop there. Its anti-viral and anti-microbial properties mean that as well as improving skin conditions, it provides a mighty boost to your immune system, meaning that it helps your body to fight off nasty infections and viruses.
While the experts recommend a tablespoon or two a day, which you may swallow whole, it can also be used as a tasty ingredient for your morning toast or tea. As with other forms of honey, Manuka Honey is a much-hailed natural remedy for soothing sore throats due to its texture and ability to battle the bacteria that can lead to viruses.
It can also improve your digestion, help with stomach pains and bloat. It does this by tackling inflammation which can cause digestive discomfort and bloating. Manuka honey contains a natural pre-biotic, which helps to proactively nurture the good kind of bacteria that is in your stomach, which helps in digestion.
Manuka honey’s high nutrient density makes it perfect for an energy boost when you need it. Gym goers and athletes looking for natural, healthy hits of energy to optimise their workouts and will greatly benefit from a dose of Manuka honey before hitting the track. While its intense hit of sugar is best approached with caution by diabetics, taken along with a balanced pre-workout meal, or blended in a smoothie, Manuka Honey could give you the burst of vitality you need first thing in the morning.
By Myprotein nutritionist Jennifer Blow