Honey has had a long history in human consumption. From skin-care multitasked to wellness elixirs, it’s also used in various medicinal traditions to treat illness. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source, and various types and grades of honey are available. With experts around the glob rating it as one of our top super foods, we thought we’d take a closer look.
Here is 3 types of honey with different uses and benefits:
1. Manuka Honey:
For Serious Skin Care
The antibacterial one in the bunch, manuka honey can be hard to come by (the true form is only found from New Zealand manuka plants and there are set measurement systems dedicated to verifying its authenticity), but its unique enzymes and compositions make it a potent multitasker.
2. Wildflower Honey:
For Fighting Allergies. Comprised of a wide variety of nectars, wildflower honey comes from undefined sources, typically during Spring. It is one of the most common types of honey and is usually the one associated with combating allergies.
3. Buckwheat Honey:
For a High-Dose of Vitamin C
Considered the antioxidant powerhouse, buckwheat honey is the darkest in colour and has one of the highest concentrations of vitamins (it actually contains vitamin c).