Capilano Active Manuka Honey is some of the most bioactive honey in the world. If you’ve been wondering how to use Manuka honey are but unsure where to start, here are 5 easy ways to build it into your daily health and beauty routine.
You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Manuka honey, but if you’re left feeling a little unsure of why it’s different to regular honey, you’re not alone! What was once a traditional remedy is increasingly becoming one of the world’s most researched and prized natural superfoods.
Some types of Manuka honey are what we call ‘active’ or ‘bioactive’, and have higher antibacterial properties than regular table honey. This is thanks to a component in Manuka honey called methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO comes from an organic compound in the nectar of some Leptospermum trees called dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It is worth noting that not all Manuka honey is considered ‘active’, so it’s important to check the label when purchasing Manuka honey.
Native to Australia and New Zealand, Manuka honey comes from the Leptospermum species, making this special honey quite rare globally! In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have over 85 different species of Leptospermum for our bees to forage and this diversity produces rich and potent honey that also tastes smooth and sweet. All the more reasons to include it as a healthy boost to all of the usual ways you enjoy your honey.
Keep reading for a handful of ways you can easily incorporate our range of Capilano Active Manuka Honey into your everyday life.
The easiest (and tastiest) way to get your Manuka fix is straight from the spoon. As a soothing remedy, you could take a spoonful and try to hold it in your throat to create a coating that helps to soothe those pesky, scratchy throats. It’s also delicious as an afternoon pick-me-up when you’re busy and on the run!
Sore throat? Stirring a squeeze of Active Manuka Honey into a warm drink is a comforting way to take a moment for yourself.
Throw it in and blend it up! A smoothie is a quick way to get your dose of Active Manuka honey at any time of the day. Supercharge your smoothie by adding in a good squeeze of our high strength manuka honey, and you’ll get all the health benefits. All the while helping to hide the bitter taste of any extra greens you’ve packed in there too.
The health properties of Manuka honey can be put to use beyond food and drinks! Enjoy its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-properties in homemade face masks, lip scrubs and bath infusions. The active ingredients in the honey can enhance regeneration, and lock in moisture. Plus it’s all-natural. Jump on over to read how to DIY your skincare with Capilano Active Manuka Honey.
Active Manuka honey is a simple (and better-for-you) way to replace refined sugar in no-bake recipes. Why not add a squeeze to muesli bars, bliss balls and superfood treats to boost the nourishing properties of your snacks, all while reducing your overall sugar intake. Learn more about how to swap sugar to honey in your baking and cooking here.
Want to learn more about the benefits of Active Manuka Honey, and what makes ours so delicious when added to both sweet and savoury recipes?
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