While Manuka Honey is extremely well-known for its special properties, Honeydew honey also offers some excellent health benefits. In essence, Manuka Honey is great for everything up to and including the stomach, but Manuka cannot survive the journey through the stomach, so that’s where the Honeydew Honey comes in.
Honeydew Honey contains much higher levels of complex sugars called oligosaccharides compared to nectar (floral) honeys and also contains higher levels of antioxidants and minerals.
Research shows oligosaccharides are important for maintaining a healthy digestive system and work as a pre-biotic, which supports the growth of good bacteria in the gut. It has the unique ability to survive the journey, undigested by the stomach, and reach the intestine which has a population of about 100 trillion bacteria, some of which are beneficial and some potentially harmful. Even with a healthy diet, the balance can easily be upset – for example by stress, antibiotics, over-indulgence, or the natural ageing process. How well the digestive system functions, depends on the balance between the two, and with the Honeydew Honey helping to increase the good bacteria, this can ease the symptoms of Colitis, Crohn’s, IBS and other bowel diseases.
Pleasant to take, it has a texture like golden syrup and is delicious with plain yogurt, on toast, in drinks or on porridge each morning.