Manuka honey vs. Certified Organic raw honey: Which one to choose?

Do you remember that time when you watched Winnie the Pooh and savoured yummy honey just like the main character? And the only choice you had to make was whether to eat it with a spoon or drizzle it on a sandwich. Everything you worried about came down to how much you were allowed to enjoy in one go. Now, however, your head may be spinning because of an overwhelming variety of honey types. You are probably asking yourself, “What is Manuka honey?” and “Is it somehow linked to Hanukkah?“. Keep reading to know more.

WHAT IS MANUKA HONEY?

Honey is dripping from a dipper in a glass jar with linden honey If you know nothing about Manuka honey, take it easy as you will find everything about it right now. This sweetener comes from New Zealand, where manuka plants grow. These small trees are a real treasure trove of nectar collected by bees. So, how is Manuka honey made? The answer is simple – just like other bee products.

There is nothing extraordinary about the way Manuka yummies are produced. Then what makes them so costly? They are natural antibiotics and incredibly delicious. However, you may say that other bee products are known for the same properties. And you are right.

The only thing that differs the sweetener from New Zealand from ordinary raw honey is that the former is brimming with methylglyoxal. This compound is responsible for potent bacteria-killing properties. But that, ladies and gentlemen, is what marketers call a unique selling point.

Manuka honey will be your best choice only if you don’t mind a hefty price tag. For those who aren’t going to pay through the nose for a tasty cure-all, raw linden honey and raw wildflower honey will be great alternatives.

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