Category: Manuka honey

What is Manuka Honey? What the grading systems mean, and why people love eating it.

The popularity of Manuka Honey has been rising in recent years, but there is still doubt and confusion amongst consumers. With so many Manuka definitions and grading systems, it is easy to understand why there is a lack of consumer confidence and understanding. Amongst many other questions, people ask us “what is Manuka Honey”. Here […]

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What is Leptosperin?

What is Leptosperin? & Why is it so important?

Leptosperin is a naturally occurring chemical found only in the nectar of Mānuka plants.  It stays stable over time, which makes testing for Leptosperin in honey a good way of identifying if it contains Mānuka , and if it is concentrated enough to be labelled as Mānuka Honey. It was identified first (and patented) by Japanese researcher Kato in 2014. Later that […]

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Spring has arrived in New Zealand and with it, the Manuka flower has started to blossom.

After months of preparation the team at Ka Noa are very excited to bring you the Ka Noa Manuka website. Not only will this be a space for purchasing high quality Manuka products, we will also be running an active journal, documenting our journey as we meet with New Zealand Beekeepers, explore the ground breaking […]

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