How to get the most out of your Manuka Honey

How to get the most out of your Manuka Honey

Honey is a delicious and nutritious sweetener, but it can be overwhelming when you're trying to figure out how to use it. When it comes to North Island's Manuka Honey, there are a few things you should know about how best to enjoy this incredible substance.

The most important factor

The most important factor when evaluating the effectiveness of Manuka honey is its UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) rating. UMF is a measure of the honey’s antibacterial activity, and it’s directly related to its healing properties. It also indicates whether the honey has nutritional value that can help you stay healthy.

The rating system was developed by Dr. Peter Molan in 2001 as an easy way for people to compare different types of Manuka honey and find one that suits their needs best. The higher your UMF rating, the more powerful your honey will be at fighting infections and supporting your overall health—so don't just settle for any old multifloral bottle!

Eat Manuka Honey with a spoon

Manuka Honey is unlike any other honey you’ve tasted before. A single spoonful of this delicious golden elixir can be as potent as an antibiotic, but it tastes like heaven, with a sweet and floral essence all its own.

To get the most out of your Manuka Honey, eat it straight off the spoon. That way you get all the gut-protecting benefits without having to worry about losing any of it through absorption into your bloodstream or digestion by bacteria in your stomach acid. And don't worry—you won't have to force yourself to swallow down a bunch of goopy pills when there's such a simple alternative available!

Stir your Manuka Honey into a warm drink

One of the best ways to get your health benefits from Manuka Honey is to stir it into warm drinks. Here are three great options:

  • Add it to tea or coffee. The anti-inflammatory properties in Manuka Honey help reduce pain associated with sore throats, so if you’re suffering from a cough or hoarseness, try stirring some honey into hot water and lemon juice for a soothing brew.

  • Use it as a substitute for sugar in your favorite recipe. If you like having tea or coffee with milk, mixing in a teaspoon of Manuka Honey instead can give your drink just that extra kick of flavor without adding any extra calories!

  • Mix it into smoothies. If you don't like drinking plain water but don't want something too heavy either (like juice), why not try blending together an orange or mango smoothie? You'll get a dose of vitamin C as well as all the other potent health benefits provided by this delicious natural sweetener!

Buy your jars in bulk

One of the best ways to save money when buying Manuka honey is by buying in bulk. Many companies, like us, offer deals on larger quantities.

Buying large jars, either 500g or 1kg, also helps avoid waste, since you won't have any leftover product taking up space in your pantry or refrigerator. Buying multiple smaller jars can result in having to throw away unused portions, but with bulk quantities, you won't run into this problem as often (or at all).

What's the best way to use Manuka Honey?

Manuka Honey is great for sore throats, eczema, burns, wounds and so much more. The best way to use Manuka Honey is by making teas from the honey. To make a tea out of it add 1 teaspoon of honey into boiling water then pour over ice and drink! This will be a delicious way to get your daily dose of Manuka Honey, and in such a warm climate as Singapore, the best way to enjoy your North Island Manuka Honey!

A note on Honey and babies

You should not give honey to children under 1 year old. While it's a wonderful food for adults, babies and young children can get botulism from honey. So please avoid this by keeping your Manuka Honey out of reach from small children and babies.


Manuka Honey is a great way to get your daily dose of honey and improve your overall health long term, and it can be used for a variety of different things. Whether you’re looking for something sweet to eat or something to treat an ailment with, North Island Manuka Honey has got you covered.

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