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Propolis -dental inflammation begone

The tiny world of bees is a magical place and propolis (a bee resin) just can’t stay out of the lime light in the research world. A recent review on literature has shown that propolis is an effective natural ingredient that can be used for prevention and treatment in dentistry and oral care. The… More Propolis -dental inflammation begone
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Clover Honey, Manuka’s Understudy

Manuka gets alot of press but what about all of the other raw honeys’s out there? All raw honey (honey not heated over 95F, hive temperature) contains anti microbial activity! However, the antioxidant and anti microbial potential of honeys varies according to their floral sources and environment giving rise to a wide variety of potentially… More Clover Honey, Manuka’s Understudy
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Bee venom, Life and Death in a Sting

The first thing you might think when you hear that a product contains bee venom is that the bees are harmed in the collection. However, the good news is that since the 1960’s a non-invasive method has been used to extract the venom. It’s called elctro-shock collection but its not as bad as it sounds.… More Bee venom, Life and Death in a Sting
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Propolis a chemoprevatative agent for prostate cancer

Propolis a chemoprevatative agent for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and it is the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men in the European Union and in the USA. Unfortunately, prostate cancer’s behaviour is mostly unpredictable, and has a longer progression to malignancy and metastasis than some other cancers. However, it is this… More Propolis a chemoprevatative agent for prostate cancer
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New Zealand Manuka Honey Labeling Protection

Recently there have been many false claims from companies claiming their honey to be Manuka Honey from New Zealand. This has caused New Zealand Manuka Honey producers to seek the same trademark protection granted to the French Champagne and the Scottish Whisky. Trademark protection would restrict the name to a product’s region. According to The… More New Zealand Manuka Honey Labeling Protection
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The Many Colors of Propolis: The Tiny World of Bees

Brown, red and green these are the colors of propolis. But what is this Propolis you ask? Propolis is a resin like substance that is collected by bees from poplar and cone bearing trees and is mixed with beeswax and salivary enzymes. The bees use propolis for protecting the hive against microorganisms, predators, and temperature… More The Many Colors of Propolis: The Tiny World of Bees
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Diving Deeper

In the last post we talked about the salty facts and how solar dried sea salt was the way to go if you want to enjoy your salty pleasure with a little less guilt. Well, lets dive a little deeper, no pun intended, and look at one specific mineral that is found in solar dried… More Diving Deeper
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New Zealand a Non-GMO Country

About 75% of the produce grown in the United States has been genetically modified making it difficult to know if the foods we eat have been created by nature or created in a lab. According to the Center for Food Safety, “It has been estimated that upwards of 75% of processed foods on supermarket shelves,… More New Zealand a Non-GMO Country
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PRI in 2015

Words from our Director and Founder David Noll….. Clean is the seen in pristine New Zealand. As consumer demand continues to increase for high quality healthy gourmet products, New Zealand continues to answer the call with products found nowhere else in the world. Pacific Resources International after 30 years of importing exclusive New Zealand products… More PRI in 2015
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Bee Pollen – the New Zealand Superfood?

New Zealand Bee pollen is collected by our honeybees from the stamens of the diverse range of flora only found in New Zealand’s pristine country side. Due to the diversity found no where else, New Zealand Bee Pollen has one of the highest ratings for this superfood. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and… More Bee Pollen – the New Zealand Superfood?
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New Zealand Honey tasting!

You may have been wine tasting, beer tasting or even cheese tasting…but have you ever been Honey tasting? Here we at Pacific Resources, shoppri.com, are going to try and take you on a virtual New Zealand honey tasting journey to help you discover New Zealand’s diverse and unique honey flavors that are available to you… More New Zealand Honey tasting!
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Propolis… Never ending Benefits

We have talked about propolis before but it has so many active properties that benefit health it is hard to fit it all into one article. Propolis is a resin that bees use to protect their hive from bacteria and more. Recent studies, specifically on New Zealand propolis, have shown that it also contains… More Propolis… Never ending Benefits
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