Wedderspoon Organic - 100% Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 12 - 8.8 oz.
Wedderspoon 100% Raw Manuka Honey KFactor is non-GMO verified, raw and unpasteurized that brings a delicious touch of New Zealand’s South Island to your home and family. Great with food, drink or as part of your self-care practice.
Wedderspoon measure's concentrations of pollen to determine the difference between KFactor 12 and KFactor Manuka honeys. KFactor 12 guarantees a higher than 65% Manuka pollen Count. Wedderspoon is further developing KFactor to identify complex properties found in unadulterated Manuka honey. With KFactor, they are working to unlock the Key Factors to authenticate true Manuka honey and its origin.
Wedderspoon brings you the finest in raw and organic products because they know quality and authenticity matter.
- High Manuka pollen count
- Hives made from environmentally friendly material
- BPA-free packaging
- Smooth, creamy, unpasteurized, unadulterated Manuka honey
A true gem of New Zealand, this magical and mysterious honey is known around the world for its charismatic flavor profile. Over a period of six weeks, New Zealand honey bees are hard at work producing tons of honey consumed globally every year.
Manuka honey is hazelnut in color falling into the Dark Amber category on the Pfund color grading system. Smelling Manuka for the first time you will quickly discover the subtle notes of fresh rain, and caramelized sugar — New Zealand in a jar. The flavor is equally impressive; as the honey crystals dissolve between your tongue and palate your taste buds will come alive with earthy notes and caramelized sugars with hints of pepper and ginger.
In addition to the bold flavor profile; Manuka honey is also rich in nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants.
Wedderspoon is committed to delivering the highest quality and purity of Manuka honey and to discovering all of its natural benefits. To identify and measure the complex properties found in genuine Manuka, Wedderspoon has created KFactor, a holistic multi-stage authentication system named for the key factors inherent in this distinctive honey.
In its second phase, KFactor will define additional properties they can use to authenticate Manuka honey. Wedderspoon is funding research using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) imaging. This highly sensitive technology will not only measure known components, but also seek to identify additional components present only in Manuka honey. It is the synergy of live enzymes, high pollen count, DHA, methylglyoxal, and other key factors, we hope to identify by the unique NMR technology.
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Manuka Honey
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey is a highly nutritious, special kind of honey that comes from the Manuka flower nectar gathered by the bees in New Zealand. Manuka is a Maori word that refers to the medicinal flower that grows on both New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Manuka Honey is a completely natural, holistic, bio-available and biodegradable product.
Is Manuka honey related to the Tea Tree in Australia?
Yes, Manuka Honey originates from the Manuka bush (Tree), which is in the same family as the Melaleuca in Australia, otherwise known as Tea Tree, both of which are world renown for their vast healing properties, Manuka having unique properties, not found in other honeys. Simply research the benefits of Manuka Honey online and on valid Scientific websites that could provide a wealth of information.
Can I find Manuka growing in other countries?
Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand from the nectar of Manuka flowers. Manuka is an indigenous Maori word, therefore it is native to New Zealand. Being a part of the Leptospermum scoparium variety, the Australian “Jelly Bush” honey should just be called precisely that, as it typically produces a honey that is very noticeably very different in taste and texture. However, despite these big differences, the Australians can technically somewhat call their jelly bush honey as being Manuka because they are somehow related through the Genus Leptospermum. There are approximately 150 non-medicinal varieties of Leptospermum in existence that are not all related to the Tea Tree, nor do ALL the varieties originate from New Zealand.
How do I take Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey can be taken by the heaping teaspoonful up to 3 times a day depending on your condition. For example, for general digestive maintenance a teaspoon taken daily, at least half an hour before any food is ideal. You can also spread it on a dry cracker or a piece of organic bread.
Can I mix the raw honey with a hot drink or will I kill its natural properties?
Although the naturally occurring properties of our product remain stable under heat, light or cold conditions, for optimal use, we do not recommend putting it in tea as heat will destroy the naturally occurring bee enzymes.
How do I store my Wedderspoon Manuka honey once it has been opened?
Manuka honey should be stored in a cool dry place.
What is the difference between the KFactor ranges?
- KFactor 12 guarantees that at least 65% of the pollen grains in Wedderspoon’s Manuka honey are Manuka pollen grains.
- KFactor 16 guarantees that at least 75% of the pollen grains in Wedderspoon’s Manuka honey are Manuka pollen grains.
- Kfactor 22 guarantees that at least 90% of the pollen grains in Wedderspoon’s Manuka honey are Manuka pollen grains.
I am monitoring my carbohydrate intake. How can I include the manuka honey in a low carb diet?
Honey is a natural product unlike white refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Scientifically, honey is considered to be “opposite” to conventional sugar. It might then be worth including in your diet, with moderation, for the numerous intrinsic health benefits! One Tablespoon of honey contains 17g of carbohydrates.
I know Organic Manuka Honey is great for adults and children above 1 year of age. Can I give it to an infant aged younger than 12 months?
NO! Infants under 12 months of age do not have a fully developed immune system yet, so they should not be given any kind of honey to eat. Infant botulism is a rare, but serious paralytic disease caused by the spores of a bacterial microorganism, Clostridium botulinum. These spores can germinate, grow and produce toxins in the lower bowel of some infants and pasteurization (sterilization) CANNOT kill such spores! Older children and adults are normally able to ingest the spores without any harm.
Did you know that honey bees perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide? Numerous crops like apples, cranberries, melons, broccoli and almonds would cease to exist without the hard-working bees’ contribution to our food system.
Since 2006 beekeepers around the world have been reporting losses of 30-90% of their honeybee colonies. Researchers have named this mysterious phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Though the exact cause of CCD is still under investigation, many researchers believe that the widespread use of insecticides, ecosystem destruction through both human and natural interactions, and climate change all can be considered attributable forces to the loss of honeybee colonies. Thankfully, bee conservations and the issues surrounding colony collapse are moving to the forefront of our collective consciousness.
As a honey producer, Wedderspoon's goal is to deliver superior quality manuka and gourmet honey without burdening the environment or our friends the honeybees! Wedderspoon bees are treated much the way we wish to be treated, with respect and dignity. They are by extension, are part of the Wedderspoon family and as such are treated accordingly.
Wedderspoon often hears from concerned customers who are anxious to help the bee population but don’t know where to start. Whether you’re a green thumb with a garden, or a city-dweller, Wedderspoon has compiled a list of ways you can partake in the effort to save the bees.
Banning pesticides and chemicals from your garden creates an environment in which pollinators can thrive.
Just like humans, bees love diversity in their diet! Try to plant a varied selection of plants to supply pollinators with an abundance of pollen and nectar.
Along with a native plant species, plant an herb garden with anything in the mint family, including perennial sages, and allow them to flower to really attract native bee species.
Make sure to avoid hybrid plant varieties as they often do not produce as much nectar or pollen as heirloom varieties!
As advocates of bee preservation and conservation Wedderspoon has always believed that it is their duty to enact corporate sustainability initiatives aimed at diminishing our negative impact on the environment.
Each day, Wedderspoon takes steps to align their practices with our company-wide mission. They work to reduce waste and electrical use in their offices. They engage with sustainable courier services and energy providers. Wedderspoon prides themselves in adhering to sustainability best practices.
Their sustainability efforts also extend to the packaging, which is BPA-free and PVC-free and recyclable after use.
They are constantly looking for ways to optimize their sustainability efforts; and they can confidently say that we are committed to the bees, to our planet and to you.
Create habitats for wild bees if you have the space – leave branches, bare ground and natural shelters for bees rather than landscaped and manicured lawns.
Choose non-GMO and organic products whenever possible to support those who are also doing their part to help save the bees!
In 2005, during a trip from the UK to visit her daughter Catherine in Canada, Diane Wedderspoon ran out of Manuka honey. Having taken the honey for years as part of her daily health regimen, Diane was shocked when she was unable to purchase her precious Manuka honey locally. A lengthy discussion on the powers of Manuka ensued, sparking husband and wife Sebastien and Catherine Martin’s interest in the rare New Zealand honey.
An extensive search on behalf of the Martins revealed the many benefits of Manuka, yet Manuka was proven to be quite difficult to find in the Canadian and US marketplace. So the Martins took action! They located beekeepers whose standards mirrored their own, and founded Wedderspoon to educate consumers on the many virtues of this incredibly rare and wondrous honey.
Fiona Nelson, a family friend from Catherine’s childhood in the UK, joined Wedderspoon in 2006 and opened its US office, expanding the brand into the most important natural product retailers in the nation and solidifying Wedderspoon’s reputation as the global leader of quality Manuka honey.
Since its conception in 2005, Wedderspoon has grown from a couple of varieties of Manuka honey to include over 35 products, all made of the highest quality honey and ingredients. In its continued expansion, Wedderspoon maintains its focus on providing excellent customer service, product education and support.
In 2012 Wedderspoon opened their offices in the United Kingdom in order to bring the worlds finest honey to the European market, under the leadership of Catherine’s sister, Emma Cleary
As a young, innovative company, Wedderspoon aligns its decision-making with the principles of ethical and sustainable honey production, the support of bee conservation and the goal of reducing its negative impact on the environment.