What is Manuka Honey? What the grading systems mean, and why people love eating it.

By admin / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The popularity of Manuka Honey has been rising in recent years, but there is still doubt and confusion amongst consumers. With so many Manuka definitions and grading systems, it is easy to understand why there is a lack of consumer confidence and understanding. Amongst many other questions, people ask us “what is Manuka Honey”. Here…

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Certification Trademark of 'Manuka Honey'

By admin / May 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

A few people have asked about the move to trademark New Zealand Manuka Honey. Here is a great article from the UMF website to explain:   Certification Trademark for the descriptor ‘Manuka Honey’ has generated widespread local and international media coverage lately. The move to trademark the name is a home-grown initiative aimed at ensuring that the term is…

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What is Leptosperin? & Why is it so important?

By admin / March 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Leptosperin is a naturally occurring chemical found only in the nectar of Mānuka plants.  It stays stable over time, which makes testing for Leptosperin in honey a good way of identifying if it contains Mānuka , and if it is concentrated enough to be labelled as Mānuka Honey. It was identified first (and patented) by Japanese researcher Kato in 2014. Later that…

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Identifying Genuine Manuka Honey

By admin / February 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

How do we find genuine Manuka Honey? There is so much confusion when looking for Genuine Manuka Honey, with reports of more being sold than is actually produced. How do we identify the genuine from the fake? What makes Manuka Honey unique? This fantastic video from the UMFHA will help shed some light!     …

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Spring has arrived in New Zealand and with it, the Manuka flower has started to blossom.

By admin / September 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

After months of preparation the team at Ka Noa are very excited to bring you the Ka Noa Manuka website. Not only will this be a space for purchasing high quality Manuka products, we will also be running an active journal, documenting our journey as we meet with New Zealand Beekeepers, explore the ground breaking…

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