Manuka honey has gathered a chorus of fans over the last few decades. People are not just excited by its rich, earthy taste, but also about the health benefits of Manuka Honey. But exactly what are the benefits of manuka honey? What is Manuka honey good for? And, what is it that makes Manuka so good for our health? This article explores some of the health claims related to Manuka honey, and explains why scientists and consumers are so enthralled by this natural product.What are the general health benefits of Manuka honey? Manuka honey has strong antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These are all valuable when it comes to treating a range of diseases.Thanks to high levels of hydrogen peroxide, all raw honey has antiseptic pr
Mānuka Honey MGO83+
Honey Pot price: from $17.96
Manuka Honey has a full-bodied, grainy and firm texture with a scrumptiously strong earthy flavour.
Our red label Manuka has been tested and meets the MPI Manuka Honey definition and has a rating of MGO83+.
Not only does Mānuka have a brief flowering season, the best trees are located amongst New Zealand’s rugged wilderness — which only adds to the mystique of this beautiful honey.
With growing research showing Manuka honey has unique antibacterial properties, there is little wonder it’s become the darling of the world.
Read about our annual Manuka Honey harvest HERE.
With deep, complex flavours and goodness in every teaspoon, it is entirely up to you whether to stir it into your tea, spread it on toast, or lick it straight off the spoon.
Reddish amber in colour, Manuka honey has a grainy, melt-in-the-mouth, texture
A richly fragrant, almost spicy, aroma.
Sourced from the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Mt. Richmond Forest Park regions.
Mānuka Honey MGO83+ Reviews
Beekeeping doesn’t exactly spring to mind when people are asked to name an action-packed job. However, during the Mānuka honey harvest, we sometimes feel as if we are on the set of a James Bond movie — starring Murray Elwood instead of Daniel Craig. What with the stunning mountain scenery, top-secret locations, a swooping helicopter, and the very real danger of getting a bee stuck in your hair, it certainly is an exhilarating part of our honey’s journey from the hive to the pot. But for us, the Mānuka honey harvest is not simply some sort of high-adrenaline gold rush. We put a lot of careful thought and planning into ensuring that our harvest is sustainable, ethical and good for bees. While the majority of our hives will remain in the same location throughou
New Zealand Manuka honey is produced by bees collecting nectar from the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium). Although this official definition sounds simple enough, it is important to understand the science behind the labelling and classification of this wonderful honey. So what is MGO in Manuka honey and why should you pay attention to this important rating?What is MGO in Manuka Honey? MGO stands for Methylglyoxal which is the organic compound responsible for Manuka honey’s strong antibacterial properties. Scientists are still researching exactly how methylglyoxal works with other components to produce Manuka’s unique health benefits.Our Red Label Manuka Honey is certified as MGO 83+ Manuka Honey.Methylglyoxal: The health benefitsThe MGO rating that yo
Manuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar from the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium). Unfortunately, the labelling of Manuka honey is rather more confusing. What are all those numbers and letters? What’s the difference between UMF vs MGO?If you want confidence that you’re buying high-quality Manuka honey, it pays to know the wording on the label. That means coming to grips with UMF and MGO ratings. It’s also important to understand why the NZ honey industry developed these rating systems and the difference between them. Both the UMF and MGO systems were developed to address concerns that consumers were not always buying high-quality Manuka honey. As more people begin to discover the many uses and benefits of this natural product, the price has risen
Most people have heard of the many health benefits of Manuka honey, however, there is a lot more to Manuka than meets the eye. In recent times, NZ Manuka Honey has become incredibly popular around the world, but not many people know about its fascinating background. In this article, we take a look at 10 fascinating facts that most people don’t know about this amazing natural product.1. Manuka honey was not an instant hit in New Zealand.The commercial production of honey in New Zealand began in the late 1870s, with the introduction of moveable-frame beehives. But people in the 1900s actually preferred honey made from wildflowers. It wasn’t until 1991 that the health benefits of Manuka honey became known. And this is when the NZ Manuka honey boom really took off.Up
Manuka honey has become the darling of the world in recent times. This special honey from New Zealand has caught the attention of celebrities and scientists alike. But you may be asking yourself: Why is Manuka honey expensive compared to other honey?There are good reasons why Manuka honey demands a higher price. First, it has special properties that mark it out from other raw honeys. Research findings about the health benefits of Manuka have led to increased demand, driving prices up. Second, Manuka honey comes from New Zealand, which is a small country. That means there is a limited supply. But there’s another very simple answer to the question: Why is Manuka honey expensive? Pure Manuka is expensive to produce. This unique honey requires the perfect
Most people have heard of Manuka honey and its health benefits. But most people haven’t heard of Kanuka honey. To understand the difference between Manuka vs Kanuka it’s best to look at the research.Despite being a lesser-known New Zealand honey, Kanuka is beginning to gain popularity. As well as sharing many of Manuka honey’s special properties, Kanuka honey has a few tricks of its own. It’s no wonder scientists are starting to pay Kanuka some serious attention.Both honeys come from plants native to New Zealand. In fact, Manuka and Kanuka are close cousins, which explains why their nectar shares so many special characteristics. But, research is ongoing into the specific differences between Manuka vs Kanuka honey.Since we know quite a lot more ab
This lovely warming slice is just what you need as the days begin to get cooler. If you are feeling a little naughty, a drizzle of good quality melted dark chocolate over the cooled slice is a nice addition.Time: 30 minutesServes: 8-10Ingredients:100g butter ⅓ cup MVH Mānuka Honey ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup plain flourMethod:Preheat oven to 180°C and line a small 21 cm slice tin with baking paper.In a medium-size saucepan over medium to low heat, melt the butter, honey and brown sugar together. Stirring well to combine.Add the baking soda. Stir to combine and the mixture will foam up.Fold through the coconut, rolled oats and flour and mix well to combine.Transfer the mixture to the slice tin and push
These magical homemade marshmallows are sure to become a family favourite. Creamy, fluffy and light as air, you’ll never want to buy store-bought again! These are perfect for sandwiching in a s’more, popping into a mug of hot chocolate or as a unique gift for a special friend.Ingredients1½ Tbsp. gelatin powder¼ cup cold water + 2 Tbsp.½ cup MVH Mānuka Honey1 Tbsp. food-grade dried lavenderPinch of salt1 tsp. vanilla extractMethodIn a stand mixer bowl, combine the gelatin and ¼ cup of water and allow to bloom.Pour the honey, lavender, salt and 2 Tbsp. of water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Keep at a rolling boil for two minutes then strain to remove the lavender.Turn your mixer onto low and slowly drizzle the honey mixture in. Slowly incre
Sweet and tangy – was there ever a more perfect match than lemon and honey? These soft, lemony cupcakes are everything you love about a lemon meringue tart in a cupcake. Perfect for afternoon tea, parties or any time you feel like a treat. It’s hard to resist having just one more – you might want to double this recipe!Ingredients ¼ cup butter, softened½ cup sugar1 egg Zest of 1 lemon2 Tbsp. lemon juice ½ Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1 ½ tsp. baking powder6 Tbsp. unsweetened greek yoghurtIcing200g MVH Mānuka Honey 2 egg whites¾ tsp. salt3ml vanilla extract MethodPreheat the oven to 180°C and line a cupcake pan with 8 liners. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. A
Cheesy, gooey and delicious, baked camembert has got to be the best happy hour food. The caramelized pear, toasty almonds and Manuka honey in this simple recipe make it a winner!Ingredients1 round of camembert 2 Tbsp. butter1 Tbsp. MVH Manuka Honey1 pear (we used Beurre Bosc)¼ cup almonds¼ tsp. flaky sea saltMethodPreheat the oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the Camembert round onto the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. While the Camembert is baking, slice the pear in half. Slice one half into 3mm slivers and leave the other half whole. Melt the butter in a frying pan and the pear (with the whole half open side down). Add the almonds then drizzle the honey over them all. Fry for 5 minutes. Remove the Camembert fro
Granola makes for a delicious and healthy breakfast and making it yourself is so much better than buying it from the supermarket. This recipe is naturally sweetened with manuka honey which means you can get your daily health kick. Elevate your breakfast game and mix it up by adding your favourite nuts, fruit and seeds.Ingredients2 cups rolled oats ½ cup raw almonds½ cup walnuts, chopped½ cup sunflower seeds¼ cup MVH Mānuka Honey1 tsp. vanilla bean extract½ tsp. cinnamon2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted2 Tbsp. chia seeds2 Tbsp. hemps seedsMethodPreheat the oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.Mix the oats, almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds, vanilla and cinnamon together in a bowl.Mix the honey and coconut oil together then stir through the gra
The star of this side is the Sweet Tahini Sauce which simply uplifts often boring winter vegetables. We love this served with Grilled Haloumi or placed upon a generous dollop of Hummus for an easy, yet beautiful Winters meal.Ingredients1 bunch of baby carrots1 Tbsp. of MVH Mānuka Honey2 Tbsp. of dukkah¼ cup of sunflower seeds4 Tbsp. tamari1 bunch of corianderSweet Tahini and Honey Sauce50g tahini paste1 small garlic, finely chopped1 Tbsp. tamari soy sauce2 Tbsp. MVH Mānuka HoneySalt¼ cup of waterHerb Oil1 chili¼ cup olive oil¼ cup parsley, finely choppedSalt1 Tbsp. waterMethodPre-heat oven to 180°C. Coat the baby carrots with olive oil, honey and dukkah and roast for 40 minutes in the oven or until golden.Heat a small saucepan over a low
A Collaboration with BakerGathererInspired by the prosperous Nelson region and it’s amazing produce and food, dripping with goodness, this Tea and Honey Cake uses MVH Manuka Honey for it’s full-bodied and earthy flavours.This is then layered with Earl Grey infused Buttercream and plenty of cookie crumbs, because after all, what tea is complete without the perfect dipping cookie.There are also two ways to assemble this cake, a shorter and longer technique. So depending on how daring you are, the amount of time you have or the overall aesthetic you want to achieve, make sure you read both assembly instructions in the method below.Prep Time: 30 minsCook Time: 35 minsCrumb & Milk: 20 minsIngredientsHoney Cake430g plain flour300g caster sugar2 tsp.
Why Mountain Valley Honey
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Our bees forage in remote forests, stunning mountains, pristine valleys and the hidden waterways of New Zealand.
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