Mānuka Honey is a wonderful, natural substitute for refined sugar. Mānuka Honey has a lower glycaemic index (GI) value than refined sugar. Lower GI foods generally will produce more minor fluctuations in your blood glucose and insulin levels and provide a slower release of energy, allowing your body to sustain energy for longer.
Mānuka Honey can be used as an ingredient in homemade face masks. Mānuka honey is a hygroscopic substance which means it attracts and retains moisture and can aid absorption of water vapour. The natural hydrating capability of Mānuka honey makes it a key ingredient in many cosmetics and as such it has become popular for some users to include in their own facial rituals.
If you are suffering from a sore throat, Mānuka honey may help provide some relief, the thick consistency helps to coat the throat. Recent studies observing the effects of consuming Mānuka honey on Streptococcus mutans, a type of bacteria responsible for sore throats, found a possible link to a significant decrease in the bacteria after participants had consumed Mānuka honey. National Library of Medicine PubMed Article Puriti Manuka Honey Lozenges
Support Digestion & Gut Health
Mānuka honey may support your microbiome as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are foods that we can eat to help our natural probiotics flourish. Mānuka honey produces prebiotics called fructo-oligosaccharides which can help keep essential stomach probiotics healthy and effective. Institute of Food Science & Technology Article
Use Manuka Honey as a Baking Substitute
Mānuka honey is sweeter than sugar, if you’re still looking for inspiration on how to use Mānuka honey, when baking, switch sugar for a half measure of honey and reduce the oven temperature by 15°C to prevent it from browning too much. Browse Manuka Honey Recipes