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April 12, 2017

Isolation by HPLC and characterisation of the bioactive fraction of New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey

Using HPLC a fraction of New Zealand manuka honey has been isolated, which gives rise to the non-peroxide antibacterial activity. This fraction proved to be methylglyoxal, a highly reactive precursor in the formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). Methylglyoxal concentrations in 49 manuka and 34 non-manuka honey samples were determined using a direct detection method […]

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April 7, 2017

Authenticity of honey and other bee products: state of the art

Honey authenticity is determined according collectively to the Codex Alimentarius standard, the EU honey directive, as well as by differing national legislations. For other bee products, there are currently no international standards, only national ones. This review covers chiefly honey authenticity issues, and the other bee products are discussed in less detail. The review contains […]

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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

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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April 7, 2017

The limitations of the methods of identifying the floral source of honeys

Where the bees were when they produced certain honey can be distinguished by the pollen grains present, thus it is agreeable to use melissopalynology to distinguish the geographical origin of the honey, but there are numerous reasoning behind why it is also less valid in determining the botanical origins of honey. http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2017/02/Molan-1998-Pollen-in-honey.pdf  

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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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April 12, 2017

High pressure processing – Waikato

The effect of high pressure processing (HPP) on the kinetics of the conversion of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to methylglyoxal (MGO) was examined in New Zealand mānuka honey and models thereof. Both fresh and stored Manuka honey were examined, as well as clover honey with DHA added and artificial honey with DHA added were exposed to nine […]

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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 12, 2017

Accepted Manuka Speer 2014

  This study analyses pollen-identical pure manuka, kanuka, and a 3 Australian jelly bush honey for non-volatiles by UHPLC-PDA-4 MS/MS and also the volatiles by HS-PME-GC/MS. A chromatographic profile 5 matchup by means of characteristic marker compounds achieved a clear 6 discrimination between manuka, kanuka, and jelly bush honey.   http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2016/11/Accepted-Manuka-Speer-2014.pdf

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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

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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April 7, 2017

Stephens Molan 2008 Pollen

Currently, there is not an industry standard for pollen analysis of Manuka Honey in New Zealand. Despite this, there is a discussion paper that was prepared by the beekeeping industry that attempts to define pollen profiles, in addition to other characteristics, of New Zealand monofloral honeys. http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2016/11/Stephens-Molan-2008-Pollen.pdf    

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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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April 7, 2017

Physico-chemical methods for the characterisation of unifloral honeys: a review

The aim of this work is to review all known physico-chemical methods used to determine the botanical origin of honey. In similar work prior to this, particular attention was paid to the classification power of different classification methods. http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2017/02/Bogdanov-et-al_2004_Physico-chemical-methods-for-the-characterisation-of-unifloral-honeys-a-review.pdf    

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April 7, 2017

Flavonoids, phenolic acids and abscisic acid in Australian and New Zealand Leptospermum honeys

The quality of honey is based on the botanical and floral origin, as well as the chemical composition (Cherchi, Spaneeda, Tuberoso, and Cabras, 1994) and the price is based on its quality, and is therefore closely tied to origin (Andrade, Ferreres, & Amaral, 1997). Historically, the floral source of a certain honey is established by […]

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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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April 7, 2017

Corrigendum to First Paper on NPA_MGO correcting curve

Upon review of the date from the methylglyoxal concentrations by the derivatisation method (table 2), it was discovered that there was failure to apply a multiplication of 1.87. This is to take into account dilution caused by addition of derivatisation agent to the honey solution, as well as adjusting for the density of the methoxyl […]

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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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