Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jarrah Honey vs Manuka Honey

Why Jarrah Hits the Sweet Spot
Battle Between Jarrah and Manuka Honey
Originating in New Zealand and Australia, both Jarrah and Manuka honey possess high antibacterial antimicrobial properties that make these substances highly efficient at fending off illness and curing many bodily ailments. Both types of honey contain 100% pure honey with no additives in order to preserve its natural flavor and healing properties. Due to their low glucose levels, many individuals opt for these types of honey as sweeteners in recipes and cooking. In addition, both Manuka and Jarrah honey can be used as a relaxation agent in drinks or as a healing agent in wound dressings. While both types of honey contain many similar properties, their origination is quite different which makes Jarrah and Manuka honey slightly different in nature.
All About Manuka Honey
Manuka honey was first introduced by European honey bees, which feed on the Manuka or Tea trees. These trees often grow uncultivated throughout New Zealand and Australia, explaining its prevalence in these areas. One attribute that makes Manuka honey unique is its thixotropic properties, which makes it thick when chilled and thin when shaken or warmed. Actually, Manuka honey has proven to possess one of the highest viscosities amongst many studied types of honey. However, one downfall of this honey type is the resemblance to the Kanuka, which makes it difficult for even apiarists can not readily differentiate between the two species.
Benefits of Jarrah Honey
Though Manuka honey provides a wide array of health benefits, Jarrah honey is unique in its ability to heal wounds, skin infections, and burns efficiently. Derived from bees that pollinate Darling Range nectar flowers on Australian Jarrah trees, this type of honey is dark and thick with a caramel aftertaste. Yet, Jarrah honey is not as sweet as other types of honey due to its low glucose content and high fructose levels, which prevent it from being candied. Jarrah honey is a perfect option for those who are diabetic, but still desire some sweetness in their diet. Not to mention, the use of Jarrah honey as an alternative therapy to help combat infection is being studied diligently. As a result of its medicinal properties, low glucose level, and antimicrobial nature, Jarrah honey is widely know as the “healing honey” to consumers and apiarists, alike.


Trish said...

This is certainly not written by an expert, nor is it well-researched. I have come to expect better of your selections and find this one a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Even moor disappointing to read a comment by vested interests that are not prepared to accept that just maybe they don't hold the monopoly on medi honey. I use both and nothing comes close to Jarrah TA30+ for infection / bacteria control.


Anonymous said...

Yes Trish perhaps you should disclose your connection with on which it is claimed "New Zealand Manuka Honey is the only 100% natural food in the world shown to have effective and reliable antibacterial activity."
Now that's a big fat furphy.

Anonymous said...

Trish , your comments are incorrect , many years of research by leadiing Australian scientists , Julie Irish and Shona Blair etc, prove Jarrah honey is better than Manuka , it is not surprising the editor of Apitherapy news has reached the same conclusion .
The taste of pure Jarrah honey is also rated as the best in Australia by the Sydney Morning Herald food critic , John Newton. .

Unknown said...

Honey Health Products made with active Manuka Honey is a old school remedy for immune support. What more could you want then honey in healthcare products.

Manuka Health produce a range of health products using ingredients harvested from beehives and other natural sources; notably MGO® Manuka Honey and BIO New Zealand Propolis.

Unknown said...

I love jarrah honey more than manuka honey