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It’s hard to believe that just a few years back, Manuka honey was a relatively untapped wellness resource here in the U.S. But that’s exactly what Wedderspoon’s founders learned when they decided to introduce New Zealand’s best-kept health and beauty secret to North America. A favorite among natural beauty buffs and holistic devotees, Manuka honey is a premium superfood used in a variety of home remedies. The honey is native to New Zealand, made by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush (hence the name). But thanks to Wedderspoon, this incredibly rare honey is finally available in its natural, raw, and unpasteurized form, which helps to preserve its beneficial live enzymes. The brand sources the good stuff from beekeeping partners in New Zealand’s North and South Islands. If you haven’t gone sweet on Manuka honey yet, here’s what you need to know.
The History of Wedderspoon
Wedderspoon got its start in 2005 when founders Sébastien Martin and Catherine Wedderspoon-Martin discovered that one of the best, most coveted holistic remedies, Manuka honey, had yet to take hold in North America. Since then, the Martins have worked to share the many benefits of Manuka honey with the world. The company now boasts over 35 products, including jarred Manuka honey, a bevvy of beauty products, honey-based lozenges, and more.
Wedderspoon Company Mission
Wedderspoon is on a mission to share the many benefits of Manuka honey with as many people as possible. The brand works to mainstream this wholesome honey by developing innovative products to help busy, modern people enhance their vitality. Wedderspoon is also dedicated to authenticity and traceability — from the hive to the home.
Benefits of Wedderspoon
If you’re not familiar with the benefits of raw honey, you might be pleased to learn that it includes a variety of vitamins and minerals like zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It also includes antimicrobial properties, making honey a popular choice for fighting colds and infections. Raw, unprocessed honey also contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that have been linked to reducing the signs of aging and warding off free-radical damage. Wedderspoon honey boasts all of these benefits but takes its product regulations a step further by adhering to the following criteria:
- Non-GMO verified: Every batch of Manuka honey is certified by the Non-GMO Project
- No harmful ingredients: All honey is also free from antibiotics, pesticides, and glyphosate
- Raw and unpasteurized: Wedderspoon’s honey is produced using a raw creaming process, which helps maintain the naturally-occurring benefits that are inherent to the honey
- Traceable from hive to home: Every jar of honey can be easily traced back to the master beekeeper who took care of the hive from beginning to end
- FernMark certified: Wedderspoon displays the FernMark license on its jars, which is a formal recognition of its role as an ambassador for New Zealand, and serves as a third-party verification that its products are locally made
Top Wedderspoon Products
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Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16
Enjoy 17.6 ounces of unpasteurized, raw, delicious Manuka honey straight from New Zealand. Every jar is sourced, packed, and sealed in NZ for quality and transparency.
Raw Honey On the Go, KFactor 16
Keep up with your wellness routine even when you’re on the go! These single-serving packets can be stashed in your desk, purse, or carry-on and deliver .02 oz of raw Manuka honey made by hardworking New Zealand bees.
Organic Manuka Honey Drops With Lemon
Feel a cold coming on? Soothe a sore throat with these soothing drops made with honey, lemon, and added bee propolis to help get you on the road to wellness.
Recipes With Honey
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Fermented Turmeric Wellness Shot
Jumpstart your immunity with this wellness shot made from fermented turmeric powder, coconut water, honey, ground ginger, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and ground black pepper.
Cedar Plank Salmon With Grilled Veggie Kabobs
This delicate, flaky wild-caught salmon gets its flavor from a marinade of mirin, coconut vinegar, raw honey, and coconut aminos and is cooked on a cedar plank for just the right amount of smokiness.
Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes
These paleo-friendly pancakes won’t put your diet in a tailspin thanks to a batter of coconut flour, raw honey, and coconut oil.
Almond Honey-Swirl Banana Bread
Pair your next cup of tea with a scrumptious slice of this moist loaf, which comes together easily with muffin mix, eggs, vanilla almond milk, coconut oil, and honey.