In an extraordinary statement by Paul Kordic director of the self styled “Australian Manuka honey Association” he claims that the word Manuka has been used in Australia for 200 years.
Well it would be since Maori people have been crossing the Tasman Sea for much longer than that and the word Manuka is exclusively part of the Maori language for possibly 1000 years.
As Maori migrated to Australia for a range of reasons including work, trading and marriage, naturally they took their language with them and applied it to plants they saw that resembled plants found in their native New Zealand.
Quite simply, Manuka is a Maori word that belongs to New Zealand and the Australians should develop their own names for their plant species.
Has anyone in Australia thought to ask the Aboriginal people what they called these plants, surely they must have had a name for Leptospermum polygalifolium and my guess is that it wasn’t Jellybush
Australia produces good honey so why try to piggyback on New Zealand’s name for Manuka honey.
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The high prices being achieved for genuine Manuka honey has led to many reports of honey fraudulently labelled as Manuka honey.New Zealand is the sole producer of Manuka honey and produces approximately 1400 tonnes of honey annually. However it is reported that over 10,000 tonnes of honey labelled as New Zealand Manuka is sold annually in UK alone, [...]
To begin with all pure honey is good for you and has antimicrobial properties.The reason for this is that when honey comes into contact with a wound it produces hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide will eliminate a range of bacteria.Where Manuka UMF (unique manuka factor) honey is different and superior is that also contains a [...]
Manuka honey contains beneficial enzymes. These are naturally-occurring bio-ingredients that gives manuka honey its antibacterial properties. Like most bio-ingredients, the enzymes including the very important antibacterial methylglyoxal present in Manuka UMF honey are destroyed by high heat or prolong exposure to high temperature.Therefore it is not advisable to mix manuka honey in hot water. As a general rule, manuka honey [...]
What makes Manuka honey genuine?Manuka, like all honey, is made by bees from the nectar of flowers. For it to be considered a genuine Manuka honey, it should be sourced from Leptospermum Scoparium, which is usually found growing wild in New Zealand and a few parts of Southern Australia, however the word Manuka is a New Zealand Maori word [...]
Once again the British press are questioning the authenticity of Manuka honey with their report that Fortnum and Mason are removing Manuka honey from their shelves while they investigate reports that their home branded Manuka honey does not meet tests of authenticity.For the past 5 years research in New Zealand has focused on identifying compounds that are unique to [...]
With a marketplace filled with a wide array of honey described on the label as Manuka honey, how can the consumer tell if it is genuine or if it has been adulterated with other honey or even sugar syrup?The simple answer is that unless it can be subjected to a High-performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) test it is almost [...]
MANUKA AND MORE: From a medical grade product to a tasty spread, some see manuka honey as liquid gold, but the industry is fraught with concerns such as counterfeits, brand hijacking and bee health. These are some of the issues that will be addressed next week at the Manuka and More conference.IT USED to be [...]
One of the biggest problems for the Manuka honey industry has been the fraudulent labeling of Manuka honey particularly in jurisdictions outside New Zealand where thousands of tonnes of honey has been sold as Manuka honey by unscrupulous vendors. Honey which contains little or no Manuka flower nectar.This symposium will address factors which can identify [...]
According to Natural News there have been more recent outbreaks of antibiotic resistant bacteria among new-born children in India.According to the report around 85,000 infant deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria in India annually.There are several reasons for these high numbers including poor sanitation, overcrowding in hospitals and over prescription of antibiotics. Antibiotics are freely sold over the counter in India [...]