The Comvita Manuka Blend is a balanced combination of incredible New Zealand honeys—the famous Manuka Honey, and other rich bush honeys, like Kamachi and Rewarewa. Manuka Honey is filled with prebiotics and amino acids, and both Kamachi and Rewarewa are rich in antioxidants.
This is the perfect honey for those who prefer a milder taste. It’s not as strong or intense as pure Manuka honey; it has a gentle, herbaceous, woody flavor that is very delicious.
Because the Comvita Manuka Blend is milder, it works better with in a wider variety of ways. It’s easily mixed with warm milk or warm water. Drizzle it over your fruits, cereals, yogurt, and oatmeal. Make granola energy bars with it, or use it for your honey-roasted nuts and vegetables. You can also use it on your salads, or as an ingredient in your honey-mustard dressing.
Real Manuka Honey comes from the Manuka flower, a blossom native to New Zealand. It blooms for only two to six weeks a year, making it pretty rare. The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) Honey Association ensures quality and purity, and rates Manuka Honey according to its unique signature compounds. The three key compounds are DHA, Leptosperin, and MGO (Methylglyoxal), and the rating goes up according to increasing amounts of MGO.
Comvita was founded in 1974, by Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen, who, by then, already had over 50 years of beekeeping experience under their belts. Their honey comes from hives found in areas abundant with native Manuka flowers, and they practice sustainable methods to preserve and honor Manuka Honey at its purest, with great respect to nature. Comvita offers honey of grades 5+, 10+, 15+, 18+, and 20+, and the higher the number, the more medicinal properties it has.
Store your Manuka Honey in a cupboard or cabinet away from direct heat and sunlight. Use completely dry utensils when scooping honey out to keep moisture from entering the bottle. Keep the container tightly sealed when storing. Crystallization will naturally occur in honey at cooler temperatures; it does not mean it is spoiled. Simply sit your container of honey in warm (not hot!) water, around 48C or lower for a short time. Stored properly, and kept away from heat and sunlight, honey will last indefinitely.