Why is Manuka Honey expensive and is it worth it?

The women’s health website Healthista.com has answered one of the most common questions for people new to Manuka Honey.

To get the full facts they asked Celebrity Nutritionist Rick Hay to explain why Manuka Honey is expensive and if it’s really worth it.

The results in the below video are very interesting and well worth a watch.

According to Rick:

‘If you’ve ever shopped for Manuka Honey, you’ll know that the miracle-worker jar can cost up to a whopping £150 a piece. I know what you’re thinking – £150 for honey, is it made with actual gold?

‘Apart from being completely and utterly delicious, why is Manuka honey so expensive? Well, because Manuka is honey is rare.

‘Think of it as the Champagne of the honey world. Except it doesn’t come from France but New Zealand, where the bees feed on special Manuka bushes.’

‘It’s actually the Manuka pollen that gives Manuka Honey its powerful health-giving properties. Antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral Manuka honey can boost your immune system and even improve your gut health.

‘It’s also used for wound healing, to soothe inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis and can quickly soothe a sore throat.

Rick goes on to explain what to look for when buying a jar of Manuka to ensure it is the real deal and not a fake copy.

Rick Hay is a nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy and botanical medicine. He writes a regular Natural Health and Fitness Blog for Healthista.com