History of New Zealand Manuka Honey

History of New Zealand Manuka Honey

November 17, 2020

New Zealand Manuka honey comes from the pure and unpolluted virgin forests of New Zealand. Studies have found that New Zealand Manuka honey contains powerful antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.

Manuka is one kind of black tea tree. Its leaves and bark are natural herbs used by the Maori people of New Zealand for hundreds of years. It can be made into analgesics and antipyretics, cold medicines and disinfectants. In early summer, its white flowers cover the entire hillside like snow attracting swarms of bees to collect nectar.

1 hectare of Manuka produces approximately 35 kg of New Zealand Manuka honey per year. It is almost impossible for other countries to surpass New Zealand’s annual production of thousands of tons of Manuka honey. New Zealand Manuka honey contains the Unique Manuka Factor, which makes it a leader in the international market.

Initially, New Zealanders didn't like the deep color and unique flavor of New Zealand Manuka honey. Many beekeepers discard the honey directly or sell it to dairy farmers at low prices as a nutritional supplement for dairy cows. However, after a period of time, the ranchers were surprised to find that cows that drank Manuka honey from New Zealand were more resistant to various diseases than cows that drank brown sugar alone.