Most people have heard of the benefits of 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.
Where does it come from?
Traditionally thought only to come from New Zealand, Manuka Honey is also found in Australia and researchers have scientifically proven several ‘Australian Manuka’ honeys to have the same qualities as those found in our New Zealand counterparts!
In fact, Australia & New Zealand are the only places in the world that produce Manuka honey with these healing qualities(2) and why it’s been used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years and is still used today.
How does it get the Name Jelly Bush?
AB’s Honey beekeepers harvest nectar from Australian Manuka plants. One species of the leptosperin plant found in Australia is also known as ‘Jelly Bush’, which is why some refer to Australian Manuka Honey as Jelly Bush Honey or Australian Bush Honey.
Jelly Bush Honey gets its name from the thick jelly-like nature of the honey that the bees gather from the leptospermum flowers. Jelly Bush honey is traditionally only found in NSW and QLD, shares the same hydrogen peroxide releasing enzymes as Manuka honey, which helps to fight bacterial infections(1).
Where to buy Jelly Bush / Australian Manuka Honey?
Simply Honey offers Manuka Honey in a range of strengths from 30+ MGO through to 900+ MGO and our Active Manuka Honey carries the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) Mark of Authenticity, meaning it contains at least two of the following criteria when packed:
• ≥ 85 mg/kg (or ppm) methylglyoxal (MGO)
• ≥ 170 mg/kg (or ppm) dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
• ≥ 50 mg/kg (or ppm) leptosperin
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