Stocking up on raw Mānuka honey for winter wellness has become all too common in this day and age. A sweet, earthy and natural treat - Mānuka honey comes in a variety of potencies and forms to ensure that everyone can enjoy this gift from nature however they like. Although Mānuka honey can be used for a variety of purposes, you may be wondering how exactly Primal by Nature’s monofloral Mānuka honey can help you this winter.
As your winter wellness helper, this blog will give you the perfect insight into Mānuka honey and how it’s become a winter favourite. Additionally, we will also examine what properties of Mānuka honey make it sought after and how the different strengths can assist different purposes. Once you have finished the article, make sure to browse Primal by Nature’s extensive selection of Mānuka honey products through our online store.
What’s The Difference Between Mānuka Honey and Conventional Honey?
Where to begin… There is an extensive number of differences between pure Mānuka honey and conventional honey that range from their physical appearance and taste all the way down to their biochemical composition.
First and foremost, monofloral Mānuka honey can be immediately recognised due to its opaque, caramel-like appearance. Conversely, conventional honey can be more transparent and even have more of a yellow appearance.
The taste is another indicator of Mānuka honey. Unlike conventional honey, raw Mānuka honey is noted for its earthy taste and subtle nutty notes - whereas conventional varieties tend to be a lot sweeter.
For more information, please read - “What's So Special About Pure Mānuka Honey?”
How Can Monofloral Mānuka Honey Improve My Winter Wellness Collection?
As an absolute must for any Winter Wellness collection, raw Mānuka honey is truly the bee's knees (well, not technically). Firstly, the velvety texture of Mānuka honey makes for the most luxurious soothing agent when you have a sore throat. Furthermore, raw Mānuka honey is one of the few items that taste amazing while giving your inflamed throat relief.
People are often unaware of the vitality benefits that come with pure Mānuka honey as well. Constituted mostly of natural sugars, this delicious drop of gold can serve as an excellent substitute for refined cane sugar. A spoonful of this delicious gooey goodness will give you an energy boost in the chilly morning to make sure that you’re ready to tackle the day!
With winter in the air, we are more likely to get drier skin. What better way to boost your skin’s hydration than with Primal by Nature’s raw Mānuka honey. This may sound a little strange, but there is an important reason why you would apply Mānuka honey as a mask on your face. Raw Mānuka honey is a natural humectant, meaning that it increases the retention of moisture.
For more information on the clinical studies of Mānuka honey, please read - “Exploring Scientific Studies of Mānuka Honey”
What Makes Raw Mānuka Honey So Rare and Valuable?
The rarity and value of Mānuka honey are influenced by several factors. Firstly, the Mānuka flower's nectar is extremely rare, only blooming for about six weeks per year. Collecting this nectar requires skilled beekeepers to maintain a stable supply. While multifloral Mānuka honey exists, the monofloral variety, which solely contains nectar from the Mānuka flower, is more valuable. Primal by Nature accesses Mānuka bushes in remote regions, some only reachable by helicopter, as Mānuka flowers require a stable environment away from populated areas.
On a chemical level, Mānuka honey is vastly different from conventional honey. The UMF™ certification is often referred to as the gold standard for identifying pure Mānuka honey, as it encompasses four key bioactive ingredients, each serving a role in authenticating the honey. These biochemicals, including leptosperin, methylglyoxal, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), and hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), are found in higher levels in Mānuka honey, even though some are present in trace amounts.
For more information on methylglyoxal (MGO), please read - “What Is MGO in Mānuka Honey”
Primal by Nature - Sustainably Providing 100% Pure New Zealand Mānuka Honey
Primal by Nature can deliver Mānuka honey from the rawest and most primal regions in some of the most remote New Zealand locations. We are your one-stop shop for a sustainable and natural solution. Our Mānuka honey comes in a range of UMF™ strengths.
All Primal by Nature Mānuka honey arrives at your door in recyclable glass jars regardless of the level of MGO or UMF™. We believe that our pure New Zealand Mānuka honey must be the best and should be available to consumers in the same eco-friendly packaging.
Primal by Nature eliminates the confusion surrounding Mānuka honey UMF™ grading systems and standards. As a result, you will be made aware of the different grades and be confident in buying a product that reflects an environmentally conscious brand.
Taking Mānuka honey to the next level, every Primal by Nature glass jar contains a potent primal burst of nature. To taste Mānuka honey of this stature is to embrace nature itself. So take a look at our extensive selection of Mānuka honey products and become one with nature.