Friday, October 02, 2009

Nectar Testing Guarantees Origin, Purity of Manuka Honey

New Manuka Honey Research Adds Clarity for Consumers
Voxy News Engine, 10/2/2009

Comvita today released scientific findings from a research project of considerable importance for consumers and New Zealand's $100 million Manuka Honey industry.

Comvita's research, conducted in association with the University of Auckland and Hill Laboratories and published this week by Food Chemistry (Elsevier Ltd), is the culmination of a year-long, intense scientific trial investigation of the bioactivity of Manuka Honey.

The research revealed: A clear methodology for differentiating honey types and of guaranteeing the proof of origin and purity of Manuka honey…

Comvita Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Ralf Schlothauer, says using Nectar Testing to trace the bioactive compounds from the nectar to the Manuka Honey on the shelf is a considerable step forward in ensuring the consumer is buying what they believe.

"This is important because bioactive compounds are ultimately from the nectar collected by the bees."…

The real story behind UMF Manuka honey is incredibly complex and rich, Dr. Schlothauer says. He likens it to an unravelling mystery, as this, the first in a series of research papers, confirms…

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