Saturday, February 20, 2016
Manuka honey put under the microscope
By David Porter
Bay of Plenty Times
Scientists have completed a four-year research programme to identify the key chemical markers of manuka honey.
The outcomes will boost long-term consumer confidence in the high-value export product, say experts associated with the Manuka Honey ID Project.
The project is a collaboration between the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), major Bay of Plenty-based honey and health products company Comvita, and Hamilton-based Analytica Laboratories.
Data sets from the research are currently with Dr Adrian Charlton of UK food testing and research agency Fera for peer review, and were expected back within the next week or so...