We love answering your questions so today we're answering something that is a hot topic - we're spilling the tea on whether you can put mānuka in hot drinks.
Our latest blog post is packed with tips and tricks to help you get the most from your Mānuka honey. We’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions when it comes to getting all the many benefits of our New Zealand Mānuka honey.
Manuka honey has many benefits
Manuka honey has so many benefits! It is a unique type of honey that is produced in New Zealand. Manuka honey has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties that help to boost the immune system and promote overall health. It has also been used to treat skin conditions, digestive issues, and even sore throats. Many people also use Manuka honey as a natural sweetener in their food and drinks, as it has a distinct flavour that is both sweet and flavourful. All in all, Manuka honey is a great way to naturally improve your health and wellbeing!
Can you add manuka to hot drinks?
The good news is that Manuka honey's active properties are retained even when heated. So yes, you can definitely put manuka honey in hot drinks! It's a great way to add sweetness and flavour to your favourite hot beverages. Adding manuka honey to your hot drinks can be a simple way to boost your immune system and get some extra nutrients.
So you can rest easy knowing that you can still enjoy the many benefits of Manuka honey when adding it to your hot drinks.
How to store manuka honey
Manuka honey should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight to maintain its quality and flavour. It is best to keep it in a cool and dark place such as a pantry or cupboard. Avoid storing manuka honey in the refrigerator, as this can cause it to crystalize.
Help my Manuka honey looks funny.
Often honey can crystalise if it gets too cold, whether it's been left out on a bench in winter or it's been accidentally placed in the fridge. No need to panic, we've got a simple solution to get your honey looking great again.
If your Manuka honey does crystalise, you can gently heat it back up to a liquid state. Carefully scrape it out of the jar and place it either in a small pot and gently heat on the stove, or place it in a heatproof bowl and microwave on low, checking every 10 seconds or so - it doesn't take long, depending on how much honey you are heating.
You can gently stir to melt the remaining crystals and then leave it to cool slightly and put it back in the jar, or another clean container with a lid.
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