Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Mānuka honey?

It is honey that comes from a New Zealand native tree called ‘Manuka tree’. Generally, this tree grows as a thick bush in the wild forests of New Zealand. This honey is unique to New Zealand.

How to consume Mānuka honey?

There are many ways you can eat Mānuka Honey, some people enjoy it pure from a tablespoon others stir, shake or blend it into their current diet by spreading it on toast or mixing it in warm water.

For more information on how to consume honey, read our blog.

How to buy Mānuka honey?

You can buy Zealandia's certified Mānuka Honey online at with our free shipment and fast delivery throughout India you can be guaranteed of the quality and origin of your Mānuka. We have an extensive customer support team for any questions you have during your ordering process and you'll be able to pay with all major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard. If you require any additional help please feel free to contact us on [email protected]

Besides selling Honey online we are in premium retail stores and are always on the look-out to secure retail space in your favourite store. In the meanwhile feel free to visit our distributor section to get to know where we displayed in India. To give you an idea, you might find us on Amazon, Big Basket but also in stores such as FoodHall, Nature's basket and Grofers throughout India.

What does the BIO rating mean?

BIO rating is indicative of the amount of polyphenols and flavonoids present in that Manuka Honey. In other words, these bioactive compouds help us with anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, neuro and cardio protective compounds.

What does the MGO rating mean?

The major anti-bacterial component in Mānuka honey is Methylglyoxal (MGO) which is a chemical compound that is found in Mānuka honey.  It is found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities. 

The higher the MGO levels the more anti-bacterial the honey is.

Do you offer free shipping?

Zealandia Honey offers free shipping worldwide as long as you qualify for the minimum order quantity, you don’t have to pay anything for us to ship the product right to your doorstep.

Why is Mānuka honey so expensive?

The cost of Mānuka Honey is directly dependant on the MGO content it has. The higher the MGO the higher the price. There are other contributing factors to the price too such as that the Manuka tree only flowers for 4 weeks in a year, the demand for this honey is greater than what is produced resulting in a higher price.

Crafting this honey is greatly dependant on weather conditions, The beekeepers go to great lengths, and to the remotest regions to get premium quality Manuka honey. Extensive laboratory testing for each batch of honey so that you know the quality of our honey is guaranteed.

Does Zealandia Manuka Honey have any antibiotics and/or pesticides?

Our honey is tested for 150+ markers to identify any pesticides, most brands don't even think about doing that.

Antibiotics are generally banned for use in New Zealand. Most beekeepers follow good bee keeping practices that negate the requirement for use of any antibiotics for pest control. Also, the use of pesticides in New Zealand is very negligible. We at Zealandia honey procure honey only from the best. We have a set of quality parameters that the honey must meet before we can buy it for packing.

Can you use Mānuka honey for cooking?

Mānuka Honey is rich in antibacterial compounds, bio-active compounds like polyphenols and many natural vitamins and minerals. Using Mānuka honey in cooking at high temperatures will destroy these vital health beneficial compounds. It is recommended that Manuka honey is consumed raw, like in salad dressings, smoothies, with yogurt, or a spoon by itself but it does do a great job as natural sugar replacement for refined sugars in baking.

Does Mānuka honey help against a sore throat?

Not all Mānuka honeys are the same. The higher the potency of the honey (MGO), the higher the anti-bacterial activity that in-turn helps with alleviating the cold and flu symptoms. A spoon of Mānuka Honey by itself will act as a good remedy or can also be consumed by mixing a spoon of it with lemon in lukewarm water to help with relieving the symptoms. Consume at least 3-4 times a day to get the best results.

Is Mānuka honey good for sports and exercise?

Since Mānuka honey has low Glycemic Index (GI), it helps is slow and gradual release of sugars into the blood stream. A spoon of Mānuka honey as a pre-workout snack will help keep your sugar levels balanced during the workout. A spoon after the work-out will help restore the carbs and energize you.

Does Mānuka honey help with treating acne?

Not all Mānuka honeys are the same. The higher the potency of the honey (MGO), the higher the anti-microbial activity that in-turn helps with reducing the inflammation caused with Acne. Mānuka honey is hygroscopic, meaning, it draws the moisture out from the skin. Bacteria thrives in moisture, if there is no moisture, they can’t survive, which in turn helps with treating the redness/ inflammation of skin caused by acne.

Can Mānuka honey be used topically?

Yes. Mānuka honey is rich in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and has properties to stimulate skin regeneration, which help in faster wound healing like minor cuts, burns and abrasions. Mānuka Honey can also be used for face masks and scrubs to help with cleansing and enhances the toning of skin.

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