Consider Manuka honey the powerful, ultra-healthy cousin of the everyday honey sitting in your pantry right now —it’s making headlines as the next superfood. From New Zealand, created specifically by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, this particular honey’s strong health credentials, antibacterial properties, and beauty benefits have drastically popularized the sticky sweet stuff anew. Here’s why you need to get ahold of some Manuka honey yourself.
Manuka Honey’s Top Health Benefits
It’s Nutritionally Loaded
It Can Treat Sore Throats and Colds
It Can Alleviate Allergies
Buy Real Honey Only
Be aware, real Manuka honey only comes from New Zealand and will have a Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating of 10+, which measures it’s potency. Other alternatives may not have the same effectiveness. And FYI: People who have allergies to bees must use Manuka honey with extreme caution.
Ellen Pope is a food writer, Instagram snapper, and ex-carnivore. For pescatarian meal prep ideas, check out her blog, Being Pescatarian.
Tell us in the comments: Have you tried Manuka honey? How does it compare to other honey you’ve used?