[6 September/Stuff]

According to Irish researchers, heather honey could be as good for you as manuka, however Kiwi producers weren’t accepting the claims. Manuka honey was known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. It also had an ability to heal wounds, aid digestion, and keep skin smooth. A study by Dublin City University suggested Irish heather honey provided the same benefits. They compared 131 samples in their testing. Dublin City University Scientist, Blanaid White, said the finding that their honey was comparable to manuka honey was exciting. Head of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association, John Rawcliffe, disagreed and said there were always going to be pretenders, and this was one of them. Founder of Egmont Honey, James Annabel, added that comparing manuka honey to any other variety was like comparing champagne to sparkling wine. Manuka was the world’s most studied honey.