What is Australian Manuka Honey?

Most people have heard of the benefits of Australian Manuka Honey. From healing wounds to fighting infections, thanks to the presence of methylglyoxal (MGO), dihydroxyacetone (DHA), and leptosperin, the natural components that give Manuka honey its power and prove its authenticity.

In this article, we explore the origins of Manuka Honey and how buying Australian Manuka Honey benefits the Australian honey industry.

Where does Australian Manuka Honey come from?

All Manuka Honey originates from select species of the Leptospermum genus, a compact shrub with white or pink flowers.

It has been here in Australia for around 23 million years. Over this time, it has evolved to around 80 different species of Leptospermum.

Scientists in Australia have been working with beekeepers to find out which of these species gives Manuka Honey the best medicinal properties.

Strengths of Manuka Honey

Even though all our Manuka Honey is 100% Pure Australian Manuka Honey, we have several varieties of honey available in our Shop.

The active strength of all Manuka is based on levels of MGO (methylglyoxal) per kilogram. For example, AB’s Manuka Honey 900+ is scientifically tested for MGO (methylglyoxal) with a content of 900+ per kilo.

At Simply Honey our four strengths of Manuka Honey available online are 30+, 100+, 500+ and 900+. All these varieties are available in container sizes from 250g all the way up to 1,000kg.

Why choose Australian Manuka Honey?

Our amazing Australian beekeepers work hard to harvest nectar from only Australian Manuka plants. You can rest assured that when you purchase 100% Australian Manuka Honey, as you would here at Simply Honey, you are truly purchasing locally produced Manuka Honey and supporting the Australian honey industry.

Unfortunately, as with many other premium products, the benefits and many uses of Manuka Honey have attracted unscrupulous and illegal imitations. All AB’s Manuka Honey is independently tested to ensure our customers know they are getting pure 100% Australian Manuka Honey at the strength stated. We are also proud members of the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) – the leading national body for the production and promotion of Manuka honey in Australia.

Where to buy Australian Manuka Honey?

AB’s Manuka honey is available for sale from this online honey shop or from Brisbane City Markets every Wednesday. You can also visit our retail store on our premises, located at 4 Christine Place, Capalaba, QLD 4157.

Looking for bulk Australian Manuka Honey? Please contact us direct at sales@abhoney.com.au for a quote.

Disclaimer: We are not doctors; you should always seek the advice of a medical expert before commencing any treatment. We simply know the quality of AB’s Honey products and our Manuka Honey is the bee’s knees with a rich and distinctive earthy taste, coupled with its deep rich dark colour.

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