INTRODUCING OUR NEW 309 MANUKA HONEY
Where is it sourced from?
We are working with 309 Honey, owned by Andrew and Sue Williams, who bought 60 acres of land near Coromandel 20 years ago. The property came with 150 beehives and their honey is named after the 309 Road which connects the peninsula's eastern and western seaboards.
Ingredients: Raw honey, derived from the nectar and pollen of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) A prolific scrub-type evergreen tree typically 2–5m tall, but can grow into a moderately sized tree, up to 15m It has dense branches small leaves with a short spine tip. The flowers are white, occasionally pink with five petals. The wood is tough and hard.
The Manuka bush is covered in white flowers for four weeks of the year during mid-summer and the slopes of both mountains and valleys are covered. During these four weeks bees are extremely busy gathering the nectar and pollen from the Manuka flower.
Golden to rich amber colour, smooth and thick honey
An aromatic malt taste with earthy notes and a smoky finish
• Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand. It is prized for its potency and purity.
• It is well known to have a wide range of health benefits and can be used as a natural remedy to assist with an array of health conditions.
• Its most notable attribute is its effect on wound management and healing. Studies have shown it can offer wound healing capabilities in tissue regeneration, acute wounds and superficial partial thickness burns, diabetic ulcers and eyelid wounds, for example, ost-surgery.
• It is able to target and eliminate around 250 clinical bacterial strains such as MRSA, MSSA, VRE and helicobacter pylori and has been approved
• Manuka honey also has antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help treat numerous ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, periodontal disease and upper respiratory infections.
These benefits are all attributed to the fact that Manuka Honey has higher levels of Methylglyoxal than other honeys:
• Methylglyoxal forms naturally in the Manuka plant nectar
• Methylglyoxal is the active compound directly responsible for the antibacterial activity of any Manuka honey.
• All honeys have MGO, but Manuka is deemed to have higher levels
• The MGO rating clearly indicates the minimum level of this compound in each jar.
• The higher the Methylglyoxal content of MGO Manuka Honey, the stronger the antibacterial activity.
• Our Manuka honey is laboratory assessed and labelled at source in New Zealand. The labelling is based on the minimum Methylglyoxal content (mg/kg) of the honey.
• We stock MGO 100+ Manuka Honey, which is certified to contain at least 100mg/kg of dietary methylglyoxal; and MGO 350+, which is certified to contain at least 350mg/kg of dietary methylglyoxal