Manuka South presents the Limited Reserve Range honey from New Zealand. Considered among the world’s rarest and most luxurious, Mānuka honey is not only renowned for its rich flavour, but also for its exceptional health benefits.
Manuka South is a premium brand by the family-owned New Zealand Health Food Company, established in 1988. Manuka South’s stated mission is to be a “leader in offering premium Mānuka honey and bee products.”
Mānuka honey is harvested in isolated areas in New Zealand from the nectar of the Mānuka tree, which grows only in remote within New Zealand. Manuka flowers bloom mid-year with intense fragrance and flavour. The best honey comes from the flowers that grow in very remote areas, some only reachable by helicopter.
Through its network of select experienced beekeepers, Manuka South hand-picks each vintage from the best Mānuka honey available for its Limited Reserve collection. Its smooth, rich texture is crafted using traditional New Zealand methods of creaming the honey. Its maturity gives the palate a welcoming silky consistency with earthy, toasted notes.
The Limited Reserve Range is rare because the chance to cultivate honey at this level comes once in a generation, only when the factors align perfectly. The collection comprises three distinct products – the Limited Reserve UMF 26+, Limited Reserve UMF 28+ and the highest potency Limited Reserve UMF 32+.
UMF – Unique Manuka Factor – is a grading system developed by New Zealand’s UMF Honey Association. UMF tracks the presence and concentration of key signature markers, which include the anti-inflammatory Leptosperin and the antibacterial Methylglyoxal. Mānuka honey with UMF 24 or higher falls into the highest grade, officially called the “Superior Rare High Grade.”
Mānuka honey is ideally consumed by mixing a teaspoon of it in hot water, as required. Mānuka honey has been used traditionally to treat digestive issues, including indigestion and stomach ulcers, and gum disease, soothe sore throats, and boost the immune system.
It can also be applied directly on the skin, similar to a cream. It is known to prevent infections and heal open wounds, fight acne-causing bacteria and reduce general inflammation of the skin. It is a natural humectant, which means it can help draw moisture into the skin and keep it hydrated. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leave the skin looking plump and radiant.
Mānuka honey contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from free radical damage, which can lead to premature ageing. It may also help to stimulate the production of collagen, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Limited Reserve range comes beautifully presented in a bespoke case with an individually crafted honey dipper, signed certificate of authenticity, 18-karat gold plated details and Danish reconstituted leather interior. Manuka South’s Limited Reserve Range is available for purchase directly through the brand’s website.