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Healthy honey

18 Sep, 2008

Professor Peter Molan from the University of Waikato explains the health benefits of Mānuka honey.

Listen to audio: Healthy honey

Duration: 13'50"

Bees collect nectar to produce honey as food to survive the winter. Humans long ago discovered that honey not only tastes good, but it’s also useful in helping wounds heal. Mānuka honey seems to be more effective than any other honeys.

Biochemist Peter Molan from the University of Waikato has been studying natural antibacterial substances, specialising in honey, for the last 26 years. Amelia Nurse asks him what it is about honey that makes it such a powerful antibacterial agent as well as having antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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