Monday, February 08, 2016

Australian Producers Set to Tap Global Market for Medicinal Honey

Liquid gold rush beckons for Australian honey producers as research identifies best antimicrobial nectar

ABC, 2/5/2016

Australian honey producers are set to tap into a potential billion-dollar global market for medicinal honey, with new research confirming powerful antimicrobial properties in the flowering nectar of trees found across Australia.

The joint study by three Australian universities is testing up to 86 different species of Leptospermum, 10 times more than are found across the Tasman, where the trees are the basis of New Zealand's burgeoning manuka honey industry.

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