Eurofins Shines Spotlight on Honey Varieties Amid Manuka Honey Row

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 5:03PM
By Beckie Wright

With Manuka honey in the news - as jars of the rare honey type hit UK shelves with a $3,000 price tag - the food safety auditors at Eurofins are highlighting some of the most significant varieties of New Zealand honey. Given honey’s known health properties, including the potential to heal coughs and antibacterial functions, Eurofins efforts to educate New Zealanders of the unusual quality of local honey are a part of their larger commitment to a safer and healthier community.

Eurofins have highlighted five varieties of honey that are all available in New Zealand. Kamahi honey is derived from small Kamahi shrubs, which are the most abundant forest tree in the North Island. Manuka honey, easily New Zealand’s most sought-after honey variety, is a product of European bees foraging manuka bush. Beachwood honeydew is a darker, amber-coloured honey rich in probiotic bacteria. Clover honey provides antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities while still pairing well with tea and coffee. Finally, Acacia honey is a transparent liquid honey variety known to aid the healing of wounds and the tempering of acne. Due to its low sucrose content, Acacia honey is also an ideal choice for diabetics.

With laboratory locations in seven different New Zealand cities, Eurofins have established themselves as one of the nation’s most trusted names in consumer product testing. Their quality assurance and control services have benefited many New Zealand manufacturers, brand owners, distributors, and retailers seeking to ensure the utmost quality for each of their products.

For more of Eurofins’ helpful insights and expertise into New Zealand honey varieties, click here: