What is New Zealand Manuka Honey?

Almost everyone who is interested in natural health knows that honey, and especially raw honey, is considered to be a superfood and all around beneficial substance with potent antimicrobial properties. Not only can honey help treat sore throats and allergies, but it can also be used in natural hair and skin treatments, and has even been used topically since ancient times for wound care.

Not all honey is created equal, though. The plants accessed by the bees producing a given honey will significantly affect the honey’s chemical composition. The rising star in the world of honey today is Manuka honey, which is produced by bees harvesting pollen from the Manuka tree that grows predominantly in New Zealand and parts of Australia. The Manuka tree (Latin name: Leptospermum scoparium) is a bushy tea tree in the same family (Myrtaceae, or myrtle) as the more-familiar melaleuca tree, which is the source of the antioxidant-rich melaleuca oil, also known as tea tree oil.

Here at the Good Goat Milk Company, we are excited about Manuka honey’s reported health benefits, and we are thrilled to introduce a new flavor of our flagship goat milk powder product: New Zealand Natural Full Cream Goat Milk Powder with Manuka Honey. You’re probably wondering what makes Manuka honey unique and why we are so sure you’ll love it as much as we do. Read on for answers to some of the most common questions about Manuka honey. Continue reading “What is New Zealand Manuka Honey?”