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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 12, 2017

Honey Authenticity: A Review

    Honey is in the only natural sweetener available in the world, which also is considered to be healthy for both old and young. Honey’s authenticity is defined by the Codex Alimentarius standard, the EU Honey Directive, and the Swiss Food Directive. The standards adhered to by the Codex and EU have recently been […]

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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 6, 2017

Clinical Trial Showing Safety of UMF 20+ Manuka Honey

Honey is a proven, historic medicine offering a variety of reputed health and nutritional benefits. These benefits include, but are not limited to; antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and prebiotic. The purpose of the investigation undertaken by the British Journal of Nutrition (2009) was to determine the safety of the human consumption of Manuka Honey UMF 20+. The […]

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April 7, 2017

Botanical discrimination and classification of honey samples applying GC-MS fingerprinting of headspace volatile compounds

A method for validating discrimination and classification of honey samples performing GC/MS fingerprinting of headspace volatile compounds has been created. A number of varied honey samples from different plants and geographical regions around Greece were tested using orthogonal partial least squares-discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA, soft independent modelling of class analogy (SIMCA) and OPLS-hierarchical cluster analysis (OPLS-HCA). […]

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April 7, 2017

Two Medicinal Honeys Have Different Mechanism

Honey is becoming increasingly valued for its antibacterial properties, but concrete knowledge about the mechanism of action remain incomplete. We accessed the bactericidal activity and mechanism of action of RevamilH source (RS) honey and Manuka honey, which are sources of two major honeys awarded a medical grade. The results showed that the RS honey was […]

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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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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 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

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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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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February 23, 2017

How Maori used UMF mānuka

HOW THE MAORI USED UMF MANUKA HONEY Mānuka - useful in all kinds of ways Well before Captain Cook arrived in New Zealand, Māori found mānuka useful for a wide range of things. The hard, straight-grained wood made strong building materials, and the mallets that knocked the components together were made from mānuka as well. [...]
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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 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

Pollen Analysis of NZ Honey

This summarised the analysis of 45 honey samples from the Waikato University Honey Research Unit’s honey databank to determine whether they were aligned to the label based on pollen analysis. The study concluded that of 21 multifloral honeys that was tested were accurately labeled or very close to its labelled palynological criteria. The six exceptions […]

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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 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 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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