Manuka honey is one of the most popular ingredients for New Zealand beauty products. Ten years ago, the compound methylglyoxal was discovered in manuka honey. To celebrate, Manuka Health New Zealand will be hosting one of the world's leading scientists and manuka honey experts, Professor Thomas Henle, for an exclusive event in Auckland. He will be arriving in New Zealand at the end of next month all the way from Germany to share insights into his ground-breaking research that revolutionised the manuka honey industry.
"We are looking forward to celebrating this important milestone. The discovery of methylglyocal in manuka honey was a game-changer for the New Zealand manuka honey industry. The research meant honey producers could identify and grade their manuka honey based on a credible, scientifically based system," explains Kerry Paul, Manuka Health Chief Executive.