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Common Questions About Manuka Honey Answered

July 08, 2021 4 min read

Common Questions About Manuka Honey Answered

Common Questions About Manuka Honey Answered

Despite being one of the most popular and sought-after foods in the world, people still have many questions about Manuka Honey. In this article, we will answer some common questions and queries about this wonderful natural resource and attempt to clear up any misconceptions or confusion people may have.

What is the difference between Manuka Honey and other types of honey?

Well, firstly, genuine Manuka Honey comes from the Manuka Tree which is native to New Zealand and only blooms 2-6 weeks of the year - it is exceptionally rare and is completely unique to New Zealand. To ensure the purest product, it must be harvested, extracted, tested, certified and packed in New Zealand.

What is the difference between UMF 5+ and UMF 18+?

The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating is indicative of the purity and potency of the product. A Manuka Honey with a higher UMF rating will contain a higher concentration of the unique markers found in Manuka that makes it such a delicious and beneficial product. Something to note is the colour, smell and flavour will change at different Manuka Honey UMF levels. Some people prefer the stronger, darker tones of the higher ratings while others will prefer the lighter, slightly sweeter taste of the lower UMF ratings. At PURITI we sell UMF 5+ right up to UMF 22+.

Are there Manuka health benefits?

There are many Manuka Honey benefits. It has a long anecdotal history of medicinal use - being used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay, joint pain, improving digestive issues and more. Manuka also has a strong association with indigenous Maori traditional natural remedies with the leaves, bark, oil and ash all believed to provide various medicinal properties.

How good is Manuka Honey for skin?

Manuka honey is reported to have antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits when used or applied topically to the skin. Many across the world believe that Manuka honey can assist with alleviating skin issues due to the suggestion that it contains antibacterial properties. However, Manuka honey is mostly reported for soothing acne-prone skin.

How should I consume Manuka Honey?

The beauty of Manuka Honey is that there are so many different ways to use and consume it. One popular way is to spread it on some buttered toast for a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Many people also like to use it as an alternative sweetener to sugar due to the fact it contains fewer calories (per gram).

Is Manuka Honey good for a sore throat?

Some people will swear by eating a spoonful of it every morning to soothe a sore throat, while others will mix it with ginger and warm water to create a soothing remedial drink. At PURITI we sell packets of perfectly sized lozenges with a UMF 12+ rating, meaning you’re getting all the health benefits to aid in the soothing process


Why is the Manuka Honey price higher than other kinds of honey?

This is a question that gets asked a lot and comes down to a couple of things. Firstly, Manuka Honey is incredibly rare and hard to come by. The Manuka tree grows in remote parts of New Zealand and only blooms for 2-6 weeks of the year. This means only around 4000 tonnes of genuine Manuka Honey is produced every year while the global demand for it is incredibly high. Secondly, the Manuka Honey production and testing processes are much more stringent and intensive to ensure the authenticity, purity and quality of the product.
When it comes to PURITI honey, you’re getting what you pay for. PURITI’s prices directly reflect the higher standards and quality of the products.

Why does PURITI Manuka Honey come in clear jars and not amber jars?

PURITI stands for many things, but two stand out above the rest - Honesty and Transparency. Our custom-made clear jars represent our point of difference in the Manuka Honey market. We aren’t hiding anything. We are completely open and honest every step of the way. Having clear jars shows you, the consumer, that our Manuka Honey is the real deal. You can see the natural amber/brown colour of the genuine Manuka Honey within before you even open the jar. On top of that, the jars contain at least 11 separate anti-counterfeit security measures to ensure there is no adulteration of our product.

Where to buy Manuka Honey online?

PURITI products are stocked by 100+ retailers across the country so you can buy our delicious and pure Manuka Honey New Zealand-wide. Alternatively, you buy your delicious PURITI Pure Manuka Honey on this website and have it delivered right to your door!

What makes PURITI the best Manuka Honey brand in New Zealand and the world?

We believe PURITI is the best Manuka Honey in the world because not only does it taste absolutely delicious, it is also the purest honey on the market. We hold our own products to higher testing standards than required to ensure our Manuka Honey is the purest and tastiest it can possibly be. You can view our Honesty Grading Table to see what we mean. We are also incredibly passionate about Manuka Honey. This passion drives us throughout the entire process and is reflected in the final product.


Not all sparkling wine can be champagne. Not all fish eggs are caviar. Not all cigars can be Cuban, and not all Manuka honey can be PURITI.



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