Nelson Honey is a family owned and run business that has its origins in a fruit orchard 100 years ago. The company is based in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island and now has 4,000 hives around the island.
Nelson Manuka Honey
Nelson’s manuka honey comes straight from the hive to the jar and is sourced from the uniquely unspoilt South Island of New Zealand.
Nelson Manuka Honey is rebranding its manuka honey from its original Bronze, Silver and Gold labels to now mention the level of methylglyoxal, which is one of the main markers to indicate that the honey is genuine manuka honey. The higher the level of methylglyoxal, the more potent the antibacterial level of the honey.
Nelson Manuka Honey 30+ Methylglyoxal (Bronze)
Nelson Manuka Honey 30+ Methylglyoxal (previously labelled as Bronze) is a stunningly vibrant and intense velvety dark brown colour and has a light bouquet of toffee.
The honey’s texture is thick and delightfully chewy with a delicious and intense taste of toffee that is not overly sweet. The flavour grows in intensity on the palate to reveal the classic taste of manuka: an earthy mix of herbs with a slight but delicious astringent taste that lingers in the mouth.
Nelson Manuka Honey 30+ Methylglyoxal is wonderful manuka for those interested in the taste rather than its antibacterial properties as 30+ is quite low in terms of potency.
The honey is less sweet tasting than Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey, and makes for a good comparison.