Our honeys showcase the diversity of the Noosa National Parks heathland in a delightful way. The dense, pristine and colourful environment gives our honey a unique, delicate and rich flavour which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
University tested every season. This Seasons results 185+
Therapeutic Manuka Honey: No Longer So Alternative
Manuka honey is derived from the nectar of manuka (Leptospermum spp) Trees, and it has an additional component to its potent antimicrobial activity.
The cause of this activity remained elusive for many years, until two laboratories independently identified methylglyoxal (MGO) as a key active component in manuka honey in 2008. MGO is a substance that occurs naturally in many foods, plants and animal cells and it has antimicrobial activity.
Some of the Science:
Kakadu plum: Wild foraged from a remote indigenous community.
Scientifically proven benefits: The highest Natural source of Vitamin C in the world. Vitamin C is #1 vitamin for preventing cold and flu, treating mastitis and boosting immune function (tested by the University of Queensland).
Anise & Lemon Myrtle: From the Byron Hinterland.
Scientifically proven benefits: Our favourite for a sore throat and an antibacterial powerhouse.
Anise myrtle and Lemon myrtle has a superior antioxidant capacity compared to other native foods. It contains vitamin C and E, both powerful antioxidants and is rich in magnesium. Antioxidants in foods are important for our health and have been shown to help protect against heart disease, cancers and other diseases. Anise myrtle has been demonstrated as given in the RIRDC publication (09/133), to exhibit superior antioxidant capacity when compared to blueberry, which is recognised for its health enhancing properties. Anise myrtle has high levels of lutein. Lutein plays an important role in eye health. It improves visual function and symptoms in atrophic age-related macular degeneration that is the leading cause of vision loss in ageing Western societies. Lutein protects the retina from damage by inhibiting inflammation. Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries (Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times) (Page 10). CRC Press. Kindle Edition.
Davidson plum: Our Davidson plum is sourced from an indigenous grower locally.
Scientifically proven benefits:
Recent research (Konczak et al., 2009, 2012) has highlighted the health properties of the Davidson’s plum including its high potential as a functional food, with particular reference to the high levels of total phenolics and antioxidants. Functional foods, also known as nutraceuticals, are those foods of man which contain biologically active components, which offer the potential of either enhanced health or reduced risk of disease. Examples of functional foods include foods that contain specific minerals, vitamins, fatty acids or dietary fibre and foods with high biologically active phytochemicals or other antioxidants and probiotics that have live beneficial cultures. This research information has the potential to raise the fruit’s market profile as a health product and increase demand. This positive market outlook has led several growers to expand their orchards and mechanise their processing to meet the demands of large-scale food manufacturers. Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries (Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times) (Page 39). CRC Press. Kindle Edition.
Strawberry Gum: Our strawberry gum is sourced from an Indigenous forager.
Scientifically proven benefits:
Australia’s original chewing gum. The indigenous Australians who passed through the Northern Tablelands would often chew on the leaves of the Strawberry Gum for their sweet berry flavour. They would also moisten the leaves and lay them over a fire to release their fragrant oils to calm stomach problems. This bush tucker gem has a host of health benefits, which include antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties. It has been shown to help balance micro flora of the gut.
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