January 03, 2023 3 min read
Looking into Mānuka honey for the first time? No problem; at PURITI, we welcome customers old and new with every visit! We understand that these products might confuse some, which is why we provide content that is always educational and helps people understand this rare gift from nature.
Join us through this FAQ blog as we explore the most common questions people have when exploring the Mānuka honey world for the first time. At PURITI, we have an extensive collection of pure Mānuka honey products that span the spectrum of strength and potency. After reading this blog, have a look at our online store and begin your Mānuka honey journey today!
Pure New Zealand Mānuka honey is a rare variety of honey that originates from the native flower - Mānuka. This nectar is extracted by honeybees and then “worked” to produce the caramel-like velvety sweetness that has taken the world by storm.
Mānuka honey is actually a very rare honey. Why exactly? For Mānuka honey to be considered pure, the nectar that makes the honey must all come from the same species of flower - the Mānuka tree. This flower only blooms a few weeks a year, making harvest a very important time for Mānuka honey production.
The most potent Mānuka honey jars are considered the rarest. Depending on the strength, sometimes only a handful of these jars are produced annually.
You may see some Australian products market their honey as ‘Australian Mānuka Honey’. So, you may be thinking - “how is Mānuka honey native to New Zealand if Australia has it”? The Mānuka tree (leptospermum scoparium) has very closely related species that produce similar honey within Australia.
New Zealand Mānuka honey is more sought after, however, due to our high regulations and strict standards when it comes to production. In addition, we have governmental organisations that control the scientific definition of what one can classify as pure Mānuka honey - all of which PURITI passes.
Like any honey, Mānuka honey does contain natural sugars. While all-natural, it is crucial to regulate the intake as Mānuka honey can raise blood sugar levels like any other carbohydrate.
Yes, Mānuka honey is safe to eat if you’re pregnant.
Mānuka honey is safe for any child over the age of one. It has been suggested to be an excellent source of immune boost for growing children and can also provide a healthy natural energy boost.
In its essence, raw Mānuka honey is precisely that. The honey that would arrive on your doorstep is the same honey that exists in the hive. All of PURITI’s honey is jarred and brought to you directly from the source and has not been adulterated with additives, preservatives or artificial compounds.
Unlike conventional honey, genuine Mānuka Honey has a nice medium sweetness, that isn’t too intense, coupled with some delightful nutty notes and a very subtle yet welcome bitter aftertaste. All of these flavours take turns dancing on your taste buds before combining to give Mānuka that truly distinct flavour that just can’t be replicated.
By definition, Mānuka honey is not vegan. As honey is a product of bees, which are animals, it is thus not vegan.
If stored correctly, Mānuka honey will not expire. You may notice that it crystallises after a while. This can be remedied by merely mixing the honey, and it will soon return to its original state. Honey is one of the few substances on Earth that will never go bad.
At PURITI, we provide sensational, creamy and untouched UMF™-certified Mānuka honey that exceeds all requirements to guarantee purity and potency. EachMānuka honey product that we sell exceeds the minimum required leptosperin and MGO concentrations set by UMF™HA. As a result, consumers can buy from PURITI confidently, knowing that we are only selling 100% genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey.
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