A drizzle of honey on your waffles and pancakes, or a drop of sweet honey in your tea is not just comforting and delicious but is also beneficial to your overall health. If you haven’t heard it yet, the manuka tree has more than 80 species that grow in Australia. But because of the storm and winds, some of its species were transported to the wilderness of New Zealand. To be specific there are two species of manuka tree in New Zealand. One is the Leptospermum scoparium which is the source of the famous manuka honey. Since Australia has more species of Manuka trees, they also have their own production of manuka honey. Not just from the Leptospermum scoparium genus but also from other species of the manuka tree. According to research, honey produce from different species of manuka tree has different characteristics. That is the reason why there are many types of manuka honey in the market now. So to guide you with your choice, below are the types of Manuka honey in the market;
Manukora Raw Manuka Honey
It is raw and unpasteurized honey that has only 45% calories. It is proven for its high antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity that supports faster healing. Aside from that, it has a high level of traceability.
Biomer Manuka honey
It is produced by Biomer company in New Zealand. A trusted company of authentic and high-quality products. This honey has an active ingredient called ‘methylglyoxal’ an essential component of honey that is responsible for active antibacterial effects.
Kiva Raw Manuka Honey
Best UMF 15+ product and is a certified raw manuka, honey. Its taste may differ from other types but its sweetness is not overpowering. If you need honey that is not too sweet, then this is ideal for you. You will get to enjoy its health benefits and the convenience of its packaging. It is available in packets so you can take it anywhere with you.
Wedderspoon Raw Premium Manuka Honey
The great thing about this honey is its price. It will surely suit everyone’s budget. Though it is a bit cheaper than the other brands mentioned above, it does mean that it is also lesser on quality. Wedderspoon honey comes in three different grades, therefore, you can guarantee that it is of good quality.
Convita Manuka Honey
The pioneer brand for manuka honey and it is guaranteed 100% pure honey. Though the price is a bit expensive, you can never go wrong with its taste, texture, medicinal benefits.
Why Do We Need To Choose Manuka Honey?
Whatever type or brand of manuka honey we choose, we can always rest assured that we will get the medicinal benefits. It is because manuka honey is an effective healer of many health conditions. It is good for cough and sore throat, it promotes gut health, promotes oral and gum health, and helps wound heal faster.
These medicinal properties became possible because manuka honey has these three contents, the methyglyoxal, an antibacterial component, the dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that came from manuka flowers nectar, and leptosperin, a chemical compound that can only be found in manuka trees. Without it, the honey cannot be called manuka honey.