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April 7, 2017

Storage-induced chemical changes in active components of honey de-regulate its antibacterial activity

In order to explain the reasons for variability in the antibacterial activity of honeys, the causal relationship between both honey floral sources and the activity, and the effect that honey storage has on stability of compounds conferring this activity were analysed. Honey’s fro a wide range of floral sources were screened against Escherichia coli (ATTC […]

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April 12, 2017

How Honey Kills Bacteria

Due to a rise in resistance to antibiotics, honey is becoming increasingly valued for its antibacterial properties. To distinguish all bactericidal factors in high grade honey, a novel approach of successive neutralisation was adopted.   http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2017/02/How-honey-kills-bacteria.pdf

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February 23, 2017

Where mānuka honey comes from

WHERE DOES MANUKA HONEY COME FROM? You might enjoy high-UMF mānuka honey in your tea, but have you ever wondered where it all comes from? Mānuka – the bush regenerator Mānuka, otherwise known as kahikatoa, is a medium-size native New Zealand tree. It’s one of the first to grow when cleared land is left to [...]
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January 18, 2017

CELEBRITIES USING MANUKA HONEY

CELEBRITIES USING MANUKA HONEY Celebrities have the uncanny ability to look good all the time – but along with that, they have some pretty bizarre beauty treatments. Bird poo facials, chili to swell your lips, plumping your face with injections of your own blood – that’s a high price to pay for perfection! Luckily, there’s [...]
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April 12, 2017

Floral classification of honey using liquid chromatography diode array detection China 2013

A high performance liquid chromatography–diode array detection–tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC–DAD–MS/MS) method for determining the floral origin of chaste honey and rape honey samples was firstly presented in this study. Kaempferol, morin and ferulic acid were all used as floral markers to decipher chaste honey from rape honey. Chromatographic fingerprinting at 270 nm and 360 nm could be used […]

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April 7, 2017

Medical Honey for Wound Care Still the Latest Resort

Although ancient Egyptians and Greeks used honey as a treatment for wounds, and despite a wide range of wounds being treated over the world with natural honeys from many different sources, MedihoneyTM is one of the pioneering certified honeys that are licensed as medical products fit for professional treatments in both Europe and Australia. The […]

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February 23, 2017

High-UMF mānuka honey – have you heard the beauty buzz?

HIGH-UMF MĀNUKA HONEY – HAVE YOU HEARD THE BEAUTY BUZZ? High UMF mānuka honey’s skin rejuvenating and health properties have been well documented – it’s used to aid wound healing in hospitals all over the world.   And since beautiful skin is really about having healthy skin it makes sense that mānuka would make a [...]
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April 7, 2017

The Antibacterial Activity of Honey Derived from Australian Flora

Chronic wound infections and antibiotic resistance have amplified the importance of historically considered ‘complementary’ antimicrobial treatments, including honey. Australia’s unique native flora enables them to produce a diverse range of physicochemical honey. The survey studied 477 honey samples, derived from a range of native and exotic plants from all over Australia, for their antibacterial activity […]

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April 7, 2017

The factors responsible for the varying levels of UMF in manuka honey

  The variability in the level of the antibacterial component (UMF) of Manuka honey produced in New Zealand has been examined. A field analysis conducted a study, which confirms a considerable variability exhibited by New Zealand produced Manuka honey, a number of reasoning hypotheses were proposed and examined. Honey derived from Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka), was […]

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February 23, 2017

UMF mānuka honey? Buyer beware

UMF MĀNUKA HONEY? BUYER BEWARE If you want the real deal in mānuka honey you need to look for the UMF rating. It’s a popular product these days, with a high price tag – but it’s easily faked. Here are a few tips on how to get the best medicinal grade UMF honey. Always, always [...]
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April 12, 2017

Fast and global authenticity screening of honeys using NMR french 2015

A new approach has been developed in an attempt to overcome the common adulterations and quality deviations in honey. Using proton-NMR profiling coupled to suitable quantification procedures and statistical models, analytical criteria were defined to check the legitimacy of both mono- and multi-floral honey. The data used in the analysis was a wide range of worldwide […]

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April 7, 2017

Authenticity Of Honey and Other Bee Products

  The ability to successfully and reliably authenticate natural products, such as honey, is extremely important. Therefore, existing standards for similar products are a basis for authenticity testing. An important role of the International Honey Commission (IHC) is to continue to develop and improve these tests. The current honey standard of Codex Alimentarius was first […]

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February 23, 2017

Cooking with UMF mānuka honey

COOKING WITH MANUKA HONEY Want to make your cooking delicious? Try mānuka honey - it adds that certain something to your dishes, and it’s also thought to be very good for you. Not many ingredients can claim that! Here are some ways mānuka honey is healthy: It’s thought to be good for your digestion. If [...]
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April 7, 2017

Indicators of Bioactivity and Floral Origin of New Zealand Honey’s

  The indicator compounds in honeys from a number of floral origins were examined. The organic substances of beech honeydew, kamahi, ohutakawa, rata and tawari were all determined by GC-MS of methylated extracts. The results from the analysis confirm the results of investigations prior, and establish ranges for marker compounds. As a result of difficulties […]

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April 7, 2017

The Use of Australian Honey in Moist Wound Management

Honey has historically been used as a therapeutic agent, and this use dates back over many centuries. In more modern times, honey has seen a growing interest around its natural remedies, which has lead to numerous scientific investigations. Research in New Zealand has tried and proven that Manuka honey possesses unique and special healing properties, […]

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April 7, 2017

Analysis of volatile compounds in New Zealand unifloral honeys by SPME-GC-MS and chemometric based classification of floral source

  Unifloral New Zealand Manuka Honeys have a higher commercial value than the polyfloral honeys; although, identification of floral source be strenuous and time-consuming. In this study, the aim was to establish a timely and semi automated method for identifying these floral sources. http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2016/11/Revell-Morris-ManleyHarris-2014-GCMS.pdf    

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April 7, 2017

DNA ID In Honey 2013

  One of the objectives of work page three within the European Research Project ‘TRACE” was to identify PCR markers for the recognition of plant species affiliated to honey. Within the project “Miel de Corse”, a protected designation of origin (PDO) honey and “Miel de Galicia”, a protected geographical indication (PGI) honey. In addition, both […]

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April 7, 2017

Near infrared spectral fingerprinting for confirmation of claimed PDO provenance of honey

Near ultraviolet spectroscopic fingerprints of Corsican honey samples were analysed by an array of chemometric tools in order to authorise their claimed origin. Genuine, unfiltered honeys (n= 373;219 Corsican and 154 non-Corsican) were gathered over the course of two production seasons, the principal goal was to create a particular spectral fingerprint for Corsican honey. After […]

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