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How Can Manuka Honey Be Used?

08 April 2022

Famous for its iconic characteristics, 100% pure New Zealand Mānuka honey has gained a reputation for its beautiful texture and flavour. How exactly is it used, though? Many brands and companies use Mānuka honey in several different methods.

This article will explore the many methods by which both businesses and consumers use Mānuka honey. A versatile treat, there are uses for Mānuka honey from everywhere, from skincare to baking. After this article, you’ll have a better understanding of the capabilities of Mānuka honey and how they can help with new innovative products for your business. 


Manuka Honey As A Baking Ingredient 

Everyone loves quality baking, and Mānuka honey is the perfect ingredient to add to so many different treats. From loaves to cakes to muffins - there are many different ways people can use Mānuka honey in iconic baking goods. However, it’s key to remember the essential factors when directing your customers to substitute sugar for pure Mānuka honey. 

1. Decrease Usual Oven Temperature 

Remember that Mānuka honey will caramelise very quickly, so decrease the typical bake temperature and advise that consumers keep an eye on the progression of the cooking. 

2. Manuka Honey Adds To The Liquid Content

Sugar is granular and adds no liquid to the mixture, but honey will. It’s essential to find a recipe that has this information already taken into account. Your customers will not likely appreciate doing math gymnastics trying to figure out the new measurements. 

3. Don’t Forget The Baking Soda

Honey’s acidity can lead to the baking mix not rising as well. Be sure to advise that extra baking soda should be added to the original mix - approximately ¼ teaspoon for each cup of honey used. 


Manuka Honey As A Skincare Ingredient 

If your skincare brand is interested in investigating raw Mānuka honey as a potential ingredient, there are certainly a few avenues. Mānuka honey is known for adding a barrier of moisture to the skin, decreasing the presence of blemishes and soothing skin

Your customers will likely already be familiar with Mānuka honey as a natural skincare ingredient. Furthermore, there have been reports that Mānuka honey may increase and better maintain collagen production within the skin. Collagen is an essential component of the skin that helps with youthful glow and elasticity. 


Manuka Honey As A Potential Probiotic Substance 

Although there is still extensive research that must continue to take place for more solid evidence on the digestive benefits of pure Mānuka honey, a few interesting observations have been reported. 

Firstly, research has suggested that Mānuka honey may be an effective prebiotic. A prebiotic, of course, are compounds in food that induce the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms such as gut bacteria.


Midlands Apiaries Can Provide You With 100% Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey

Midlands Apiaries is the perfect partner for your brand, whether you provide skincare, winter wellness products or food and drink. Our widespread Mānuka honey supply and production operations can accommodate your needs. Proudly supplying multifloral and UMF-certified monofloral Manuka honey, we can work with you to achieve your goals. 

We also offer the services of a highly knowledgeable Sales & Marketing team. So if you’re looking to bring a fantastic brand to market, our team of professionals can plan a pathway to your launch. With an extensive network of honey supplies and laboratories - Midlands Apiaries can provide your business with everything it needs.

Additionally, as the largest New Zealand supplier of wholesale Mānuka honey globally, Midlands Apiaries knows a thing or two about quality. An accredited, independent laboratory tests each batch of Mānuka honey from Midlands Apiaries for certification. We are very aware of the stringent requirements set forth by UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association).  Our undeniable expertise in crafting Mānuka honey will give your business the necessary confidence to consistently deliver quality products. 

Get in touch with us today for more information about how Midlands Apiaries can make for a beneficial partner in your budding business. 




"You’ll have a better understanding of the capabilities of Manuka honey and how they can help with new innovative products for your business."