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What is Mānuka Honey Good for? Immunity, Sweetening, Charcuterie and More!

Mānuka honey is a staple for many families in New Zealand and now in the United States, too! Honey bees craft the dark, incredibly thick honey from the flowers of the Mānuka bush, native to New Zealand. Mānuka flowers have a very short season annually and the bees work diligently to gather as much of the precious pollen as they can. The result is one of the most nutritious and flavorful honeys you will ever come by! Mānuka honey offers benefits, not only as a food product, but also for therapeutic purposes.

Immunity Booster

Packed full of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, Manuka honey that has received a higher UMF rating will act as a powerful immune booster. It has been proven that the higher the UMF rating, the stronger the anti-bacterial properties it will contain. A small amount, consumed every day, may help to boost the immune system and fight off bacteria that can eventually lead to illness or disease. Most honeys contain a small amount of nutrients, but Mānuka honey provides many nutrients in large amounts.

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Natural Sweetener

For people who are trying to avoid processed sugars, Manuka honey offers a natural option. Even though it is still considered to be a sweetener, its rich flavor means you will need much less to achieve the desired level of sweetness. It is especially good when used in teas and smoothies, providing a rich, sweet taste without all of the empty calories that are gained when processed sugar is used.


Mānuka honey is an excellent addition to a charcuterie board. You can create a sweet or savory board, full of sweet treats or crackers, honey, nuts, and any other type of finger food you truly enjoy. Mix and match the many different flavors for a sweet experience you can enjoy with your family and friends. Charcuterie boards are a great way to sample several different flavors at one time or you can build a small snack board for your kids that is full of nutritious goodies.

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Swap out Processed Sugars 

Mānuka honey is also an ideal alternative to processed sugar when looking for healthier ingredients. In addition to being sweeter than most sugar products or their alternatives, Mānuka honey offers nutritional benefits processed sugars cannot, without the empty calories and lackluster taste. You get all of the nutrition as well as a healthy burst of flavor.

At Taylor Pass Honey, we take pride in all of our Mānuka Honey products as well as our commitment to the environment. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products while minimizing our impact on the bees and the world around us. Every jar of honey we produce carries the guarantee that we have done everything within our power to ensure that the quality of our products will go above and beyond your expectations. From the honey's nutritional value to its rich flavor, our Mānuka Honey is sure to please every member of your family.

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