Your assurance — Manuka Honey, harvested, processed, packed and labelled in New ZealandManuka honey is by far the most famous of New Zealand honeys. Not only is it delightful to eat but it has medicinal properties that have captivated the natural products and health food Industries around the world. Even conventional medical people view it with respect after a number of studies have suggested it have strong antiseptic activity.Most honeys are antibacterial in some respect. This antibacterial ability is mostly derived from Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), which comes from an enzyme, added by the bee. In the honey industry this is called “Peroxide Activity”. Peroxide activity is delicate and unstable and can be easily destroyed by heat, light and water. In Manuka honey there is another antiseptic agent that is much more robust than hydrogen peroxide and which can remain active against certain bacteria after being exposed to heat light and water. It makes New Zealand Manuka honey extremely unusual and unique. This anti bacterial ability can be equally called “Manuka Activity”, “Activity” or “UMF” (Unique Manuka Factor).Manuka Activity is measured scientifically by registered laboratories using a prescribed method developed by Prof. Molan of the University of Waikato. The strength of the antibacterial activity is shown in a numerical scale using low numbers for low "activity” and graduating to higher numbers for high “activity”.High “Activity” - above 15Medium “Activity” - 10 - 15Low “Activity” - 8.2 - 10Non Detectable - below 8.2There is unfortunately also a lot of misinformation and hype surrounding Manuka honey – you can rely on Claridges to guide you carefully and practically through this and ensure you get the information and product specification you require. As well as being a delicious and natural food and part of mankind's staple diet for thousands of years, honey has also been renowned in traditional medicine for its healing properties. Manuka honey is honey made by bees from the flowers of type of tea tree found growing wild only in New Zealand, Leptospermum scoparium, or Manuka bush. Now this special type of New Zealand honey is leading researchers some exciting discoveries about the antibacterial effect of this ancient food. Active Manuka honey is premium Manuka honey. It means that the active factor responsible for the honey's antibacterial effect has been laboratory tested to above 10 units. This is a guarantee of the honey's activity and strength.
How should I use Claridges Organic Manuka Honey?
Firstly, Claridges Organic Manuka Honey can be used just like a normal honey. It tastes delicious on toast, as a sweetener in tea and in cooking. It's also wonderful in sandwiches, as a topping for pancakes or fruit and in smoothies. To maximise the health-giving effect of Manuka honey, try sipping it in a honey and lemon drink when you have a sore throat or cold. It can be also be used topically as a wound dressing.
Why is Claridges Organic Manuka Honey a better choice?
Claridges Organic Manuka Honey meets a rigorous set of standards and conditions. Firstly, the honey and the entire production process, including the source of the nectar, forage area of the bees, management of the bees, extraction process, transportation, processing and packaging materials must comply with organic certification.Claridges regularly test their honey to make sure there are no harmful chemicals present.Also, Claridges honey is never heated over 40 degrees, because heating honey to high temperatures removes the goodness.
What are the benefits of Manuka honey?
Manuka honey is famous around the world for its unique anti-bacterial activity. In laboratory tests, Manuka honey has been found to be effective against the following bacteria: Streptococcus pyogenes (causes sore throats), Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (wound-infecting) and helicobacter pylori (causes most stomach ulcers).
My honey is crystallised - should I throw it out?
Crystallisation is a good sign in honey - it shows that the honey is pure. To remove the crystals, simply stand the jar in some hot water for a few minutes, or heat it briefly in the microwave. Remember, heat can damage the enzymes in honey, so don't burn it! Claridges Organic Active Manuka Honey 10+ contains only organic Manuka honey.
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