How to Eat Manuka Honey?
Bee, is a kind of insect that can give such a sweet, brown, and tasty product called honey. Honey can consumed as food, add into drinks, and as decoration in the plate and glass. The natural taste of honey can make the food and drinks more delicious. Beside that, honey can help smoothing the dry lips and skin. Eating honey can help reduce the stomach ache, cough, cold, and many other health problems. Manuka honey is one of monofloral honey that so famous nowadays. How eating Manuka honey? Let’s discuss.
Manuka honey usually packed as soon as it harvested. This quick packaging guarantee the quality and prevent the interruption of any microorganism. This also do to prevent other chemical compounds that can damage the natural composition of the honey. When we eat Manuka honey, we can be sure that we eat natural fresh product.
Manuka honey contain methylglyoxal (MGO) that can help us from microbacterial activity. As we know, many health problem comes from the microbacterial activity. Eating Manuka honey can help prevent the desease or to reduce it. MGO used to identify the quality of Manuka honey.
This product also contain many chemical compound that can act as antioxidant agents. One of them is phenolic acid. Phenolic acid can reduce the free radical, so that eating Manuka honey can protects us from cancer and many other health problem that caused by free radicals.
Children or adult can eat Manuka honey because it has sweet taste. Although maybe some people won’t easily accept the texture. Just try to mix it with food or beverages to make it more easily accept. Add it into drinks to increase the taste. Use it as subtitute of sugar. Honey also use as food decoration that can be eaten, too. There are many way of eating Manuka honey. Try it.
How To Choose The Best
Manuka honey famous by it’s high therapeutic value. This value comes from it’s MGO content. MGO is the short name of chemical compound methylgloxal. MGO can act as antibacterial agents.
How to choose the best to buy, while there are so many choices? Should we choose based on MGO rate or by the price?
Open the online shop that sells various product and type Manuka honey. We’ll find so many brand with so many choices. Such brand that we may find are: Manuka Health, Steens, Tahi, Bee’s Inn, Manukora, Kiva, Comvita, Happy Valley, and Wild Cape. If we search by the quality, it may appears MGO rate from 83 to 829 or UMF rate from 5+ to 20+. This rate show the capability to heal. The higher rate, the higher capability of healing. Searching by country will only show two countries: New Zealand and Australia. Yes, Manuka honey only produces in those two countries, because Manuka tree only grows there.
Don’t be confused with those choices. What you need to do first is focuse on the purpose you buy the honey for. If your purpose is only for daily use because you don’t have any health problem, you can use low UMF rate, such as 0-4+. If you plan to get more health benefits from Manuka honey you’ll buy, get the 4-9 rate. This rate is good enough for people who want to get healthier by consuming Manuka honey. For people who got health problem and need support from Manuka honey as natural healing and bacterial balance agents, get the 10-14 rate. 15+ rate can used to help heavier health problem, but the dose should be discussed with doctor before.
The best manuka honey brand to buy is depend on the purpose of the product buy. Choose the best MGO rate that suitable with the purpose. The price must be the second factor to think about.