3 Everyday Uses For New Zealand UMF™ Manuka Honey
While honey in general is good for our wellbeing, Manuka honey contains special properties that other types of honey do not have. Native to New Zealand, grown only in specific parts of the country, from the remote hives deep in the bush of Kaimanawa, to the central volcanic plateau in North Island, the unique combination of the climate and soil both work together to provide the opportunity for Manuka to grow and flourish, a perfect environment to produce high quality UMF™ Manuka honey.
If you’re interested in learning about how you can add Manuka honey to your day-to-day life, here are a few ways in which it can help:
1. As a Food Ingredient or Natural Sweetener
Honey, of course, is known primarily as an ingredient to give a sweet twist to any dish it’s added to, whether it’s your breakfast toast, pancakes, porridge or even fresh fruits. Honey can also be added to drinks and juices and even to a glaze for meat dishes…there is seemingly no end to the versatility of honey!
Manuka honey can also acts as an alternative sweetener to sugar; its lower GI (Glycemic Index) level won’t raise blood sugar levels as quickly as the average white sugar, making it a healthier substitute for some people.
The unique properties of natural UMF™ Manuka honey also make it perfect to include as part of your daily skincare routine. As it’s naturally produced, Manuka honey doesn’t contain any added chemicals, so if you suffer from dry skin that can redden and sore, switching to natural alternatives such as Manuka based products may help to soothe those irritations naturally.
Perhaps one of the less well-known uses of honey is as a contributor to the healing process of broken skin, including small cuts, grazes, burns and ulcers, as well as eczematous conditions. Our antibacterial wound gel, for example, helps to create a moist, low pH environment that works with dressings to promote healing, cleans the wound of bacteria and tissue and help to create a barrier that reduces the risk of infection.