NATURE’S GLORY ORGANIC MANUKA HONEY At Nature’s Glory, we believe in giving you the best honey in it’s most natural state with the least processing, as Nature intended. Background: Where is it from? The Manuka plant grows predominantly in Australia and New Zealand. Honey producers place bee hives are placed near the Manuka bushes where the bees will collect nectar from the Manuka flowers to produce Manuka honey. Our honey is harvested from the bee hives in South Island New Zealand. The land is protected by the Department of Conservation. Hence tourists and heavy industries are not allowed into the area. Un-spoilt beautiful scenery, fresh air, clean water make our honey taste so great. New Zealand has also one of the strictest laws governing genetic modified crops in the world. Genetic modification and pesticide use has changed the quality of the world’s food supply dramatically, including drastically reducing bee populations in Europe and the USA.
Did you know? There are 2 main types of Manuka flowers. White and Pink. The colour of the flowers do affect the colour, taste and texture of the Manuka, besides the weather. Why Organically produced honey is important? 1. Hives are not allowed to be painted with toxic paints which may contaminate the bees/ honey 2. Bees cannot be given antibiotics or chemicals to fight off infection. These may end up in the honey that we take. 3. During winter season, when the flowers do not bloom, some honey producers feed sugar/ syrup to the bees so that they can continue producing honey without visiting the flowers. Our bees are never fed sugar solution and all honey that is produced is traced to the hives and it’s location in the wild during the independent audit conducted by the organic certifying body. Being certified organic assures you that what you get is real, honey, obtained by the bees visiting the trees and flowers that are in the region. 4. Researchers in UK, Professors Gerry Potter and Dan Burke have identified a large group of plant compounds or repellents which organically grown plants secrete when being attacked by pests and fungi. They called these plant compounds Salvestrols. These were shown to have important health benefits, including anti-high blood pressure, sugar regulation, anti-cancer effects etc.
Before allowed for sale we must comply: Our honey must comply with • MPI/ New Zealand Food Safety Authority requirements • Australia & New Zealand Food Standards Code, • Codex Honey standards • European Honey standard Council Directive 2001/110/EEC. Why Amber glass bottles used in our packaging? While many companies employ cheaper plastic to pack the honey, we invest in expensive, traditional dark amber bottles. This helps protects from degradation of the honey activity from light and heat. Also No chemical BPA (a plastic chemical) is found in glass: some studies BPA affects brain, prostate, high blood pressure Better protection against heat and light with amber glass bottles compared to clear. How to use Manuka Honey? Historically: Manuka Honey has been used for centuries, good for aliments including wounds, ulcers of the skin, leg and stomach, cold sores, sore throats, toothpaste, gum diseases, diarrhoea, eye infections, haemorrhoids, stomach health and others. A natural antiseptic gargle for sore throats or gum disease: 1 tsp honey in lukewarm water. To slim down: 1 tsp honey with 2 tsps apple cider vinegar in warm water For Stomach ulcers: 1 to 2 tsp with lukewarm water, 2 to 3 times daily if needed. Try our Manuka foot baths to help feet. Enjoy our Manuka in your daily for a healthier you! Perfect as spread for bread or toast, cereals, a natural sweeteners for beverages, with lime, to energise your day. Contents: Manuka Honey. Traces of honeycomb, propolis, pollen and beeswax may be present in our honey as it is only filtered to retain maximum nutrients. Product of New zealand