MYTHBUSTER: Does Manuka Honey come only from New Zealand?

Most people believe that Manuka honey comes only from New Zealand. This is factually INACCURATE.

Manuka or Tea tree is a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. It is found throughout New Zealand and in Australia in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

Manuka (from Maori ‘manuka’) is the name used in New Zealand, and ‘tea tree’ is a common name in Australia and to a lesser extent also in New Zealand.

Manuka honey is produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers. It has a distinct and rich flavour and is famous for its antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which are the result of a substance called methylglyoxal which naturally occurs in the honey. The methylglyoxal content of our honey is independently tested, and is known to be a more accurate measure of manuka’s healing properties than the UMF rating often used in relation to New Zealand manuka honey.

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The Manuka plants grow very well in Australia, particularly in Tasmania. The honey produced in Tasmania is authentic Manuka honey with all of its benefits. In fact,Tasmania boasts the world's cleanest air and water and has some of world's most primitive and ancient and unspoiled rainforests. You can be sure that Tasmanian Honey is not only clean but uncontaminated.

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The finest quality Manuka honey with the most potent antimicrobial properties is produced from hives placed in wild, uncultivated areas with abundant growth of Manuka bushes. Reassuringly, we manage ALL of our own beehives. This enables us to ensure that our bees only collect nectar from areas that are free of unpleasant agricultural and industrial activities.
Our TASMANIAN MANUKA HONEY are available for sale on our website.

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