Raw and Manuka honeys are sweeteners, they’re health food, and they’re great for topical uses. With no real expiration date, there is no reason why a jar shouldn’t be in your pantry at all times.
Getting to know your honey can help you to get the best variety for your mode of use.
Raw honey is honey that’s in its purest form. It’s unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed, leaving every ounce of goodness naturally in the honey.
Manuka honey is a specific type of honey, produced only in Australia and New Zealand from the nectar of the Manuka tree, and when you combine raw honey and Manuka honey, you get something really special. Manuka honey is one of the most viscous honeys, and it has some of the best antibacterial properties.
Manuka honey is rated based on its antibacterial properties, and given a grade to tell you just how high in these properties a particular honey batch may be. These ratings take the form of NPA, or non-peroxide activity, or UMF, which both measure the antibacterial level of the honey. Manuka honey with a NPA or UMF rating of 10 or higher is considered a good choice for gaining its therapeutic benefits.
If you’re opting for real, raw and valuable Manuka honey, you’ll want the real thing. Some labels may claim to be real Manuka honey, but be a mix or honey similar to Manuka, and you’re not getting all the antibacterial benefits you want. What you want when buying real Manuka honey is a perfect amber color, a made in New Zealand or Australia label, and a UMF or NPA rating right on the label.
Our All Organic Store BARNES NATURALS Manuka Active Honey NPA 15+ is a powerful antibacterial honey that ensures you have the real thing.