Friday, June 30, 2017

Medicinal Honey from Western Australia Set to Rival Manuka

ABC, 6/28/2017

A new honey certification in Western Australia aims to compete with New Zealand Manuka honey. (Supplied: Melbourne Museum)
Scientists have developed a process to certify West Australian honey with medicinal and antimicrobial properties, which will rival New Zealand's famous Manuka honey.

The new certification process, developed by industry and food testing laboratory ChemCentre and funded by a $500,000 State Government grant, will now be able to authenticate WA honey with medicinal properties.

Honey that comes from jarrah and marri trees, which are unique to WA, are known as monofloral honeys and have been found to have some of the highest antimicrobial activity in the world...

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