Some of us are already informed about the many types of honey according to their origin. Some may have their own choice of a brand that suits their preferences, while others have still no idea about it and how one differs from the other. This article will enlighten you about the two brands of honey, Jarrah honey and Manuka honey. Whenever we hear about honey, most of us will think that it is all the same sweet, sticky thing from beehives. The truth is, there are types, and each may have properties that the others don’t have. Each taste may differ from the other. Depending on the country it came from, they can know the type of plant the bees have visited to collect the nectar. When choosing a brand, we always go for the most popular and the most trusted brand. However, many brands now claim to be of the best quality and are charged for medicinal benefits. So in this article, we will compare Jarrah honey to Manuka honey.
Jarrah honey Versus Manuka honey
We all know that pure honey has healing properties no matter what flower and its origin country. But their taste and the percentage of healing abilities will differ from the other depending upon its source. The famous Manuka honey is produced by bees foraging on manuka flowers in the wilderness of New Zealand. At the same time, Jarrah honey came from Jarrah trees in Australia. Jarrah tree is a family of the Eucalyptus tree, a native in Australia.
The difference In Taste
The methylglyoxal content of the manuka flower is responsible for the distinct taste, or so often described as the medicinal taste of manuka honey. At the same time, Jarrah honey gets its unique and somewhat antiseptic taste from its natural hydrogen peroxide.
One of Manuka honey’s perks is that you can easily find it in the market since it is famous worldwide. And also, there is a continuous supply of manuka honey now because it is widely cultivated, unlike Jarrah honey that has only a 4-years flowering cycle and can only be harvested every two years.
According to the studies, Jarrah honey from Australia has higher antimicrobial properties than Manuka honey from New Zealand. During the production of jarrah honey, an enzyme called glucose oxidase was added. Also, the antimicrobial properties of jarrah honey come from it. Hydrogen peroxide is produced when glucose oxidase reacts with oxygen and glucose in the water. This hydrogen peroxide in honey is natural and, therefore, safe for human tissue and gut lining. It is also responsible for the energetic healing and antimicrobial effects of jarrah honey. Manuka honey, on the other hand, produces its antimicrobial effects through its unique ingredient called methylglyoxal. Therefore there is no hydrogen peroxide in manuka honey. It makes Jarrah honey 50% more antimicrobial than manuka honey.
Both kinds have their perks when it comes to taste and wound-healing power. Besides wound healing, honey is also used to remedy cough and sore throat and even for weight loss. You can now decide which brand will suit you best or which is more convenient for you to purchase.