Mesquite, a tasty and healthy seasoning

Mesquite, a tasty and healthy seasoning

July 5 2016
Mesquite, what do we know about it? It’s a tree; it grows in arid regions of the world and using it to smoke meat results in a deliciously flavored meal. But how did we discover this bad boy and does it have any other benefits? Well let me tell you. Mesquite is actually a member… More Mesquite, a tasty and healthy seasoning
salted manuka honey caramels

Salted Manuka Honey Caramels

June 8 2016
Salted Manuka Honey Caramels– Sweet treats that are good for you! Pacific Resources is excited to introduce a new treat to the PRI Manuka Honey Candies, The Salted Manuka Honey Caramels. These salted caramels are the only caramels made with Manuka Honey and Pacific Sea Salt harvested from the clean oceans surrounding New Zealand. PRI’s mouthwatering… More Salted Manuka Honey Caramels
 propolis

Propolis… Never ending Benefits

May 4 2016
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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Bee venom, Life and Death in a Sting

April 11 2016
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
manuka honey hand creams

Manuka Honey Hand Creams

April 1 2016
PRI’s collection of Manuka Honey Hand Creams include Simply Manuka, Manuka Cool Citrus, and Manuka Tropical Coconut and Lime. PRI hand creams are made with New Zealand Manuka Honey. Manuka Honey is known for its natural healing and antibacterial properties that assist in nourishing the skin. Natural ingredients such as Exotic Botanicals and Manuka Honey are… More Manuka Honey Hand Creams
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Influenza don’t let it get you

March 29 2016
The flu, we have all  had it and we certainly don’t want it. But time and time again our bodys’ immune system fails us and we find ourselves down and out with one or more these symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, runny nose, cough and stomach upsets. Maybe it was a coworker coughing in the corner,… More Influenza don’t let it get you
Propolis Soap with Manuka Honey and Tea Tree Oil

Propolis Soap with Manuka Honey and Tea Tree Oil

March 16 2016
PRI Propolis Soap with Manuka Honey and Tea Tree Oil is a soft, luxurious rich cleansing soap offering the benefits of Propolis, Manuka Oil and Raw Manuka Honey.Propolis Soap takes care of unwanted bacteria on the surface which is the cause of many skin infections. This unique all natural soap is used for face, hands and… More Propolis Soap with Manuka Honey and Tea Tree Oil
nectar balm with bee venom cream

Nectar Balm with Manuka Honey & Bee Venom Cream

March 4 2016
Nectar Balm with Manuka Honey and Bee Venom was developed for the external application on aches, pains and bruises. With its soft texture it can be gently massaged over tender areas that may be swollen due to sprains and strains. It can even help alleviate arthritic joint pain! Nectar Balm is composed of Nectar Ease, essential… More Nectar Balm with Manuka Honey & Bee Venom Cream
manuka honey and propolis cough elixirs

Manuka Honey and Propolis Cough Elixirs

February 24 2016
Manuka Honey and Propolis Cough Elixirs: Propolis & Tea Tree, Lemon & Honey, and Strawberry Pacific Resources Cough Elixirs are made with Manuka Honey and Bee Propolis for a homeopathic formula strong enough to subside that pesky cough. Manuka Honey and propolis are New Zealand’s best all natural ingredients combined together to form a powerful, all… More Manuka Honey and Propolis Cough Elixirs
PRI Propolis & Tea Tree Toothpaste (now with Xylitol)

PRI Propolis & Tea Tree Toothpaste (now with Xylitol)

February 18 2016
PRI Propolis & Tea Tree Toothpaste (now with Xylitol) Pacific Resources International natural propolis toothpaste combines two proven natural oral-hygiene products, Propolis and Tea Tree Oil in a unique family-favorite formulation. PRI Propolis Toothpaste has a refreshing low-foaming action that helps maintain healthy teeth and gums leaving teeth feeling clean and bright. Now with xylitol,… More PRI Propolis & Tea Tree Toothpaste (now with Xylitol)
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BBQ Sea Salt Collection

January 28 2016
Introducing the latest addition to the PRI Pacific Sea Salt, the Chipotle BBQ Sea Salt. It’s New Zealand meets Louisiana BBQ! Our Chipotle BBQ Sea Salt 2.5 oz is the finest, naturally dried sea salt combined with a unique Louisiana BBQ formula from a special family blend of herbs and spices for a unique southern BBQ taste.… More BBQ Sea Salt Collection
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PRI Manuka Oil

January 8 2016
PRI Manuka Oil from New Zealand is very gentle in its nature, our Manuka Oil can be used straight from the bottle for its antibacterial properties. A natural antiseptic suitable for the whole family (and pets) to use.PRI Manuka Oil (100% Pure Leptospermum Scoparium) is distilled from the abundant Manuka forests that blanket the pristine New Zealand coastline.… More PRI Manuka Oil
Propolis a chemoprevatative agent for prostate cancer

Propolis a chemoprevatative agent for prostate cancer

November 25 2015
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
Pacific Sea Salt

Health Food Myths: Sea Salt

November 19 2015
Health trends for food are constantly changing. Foods that were once safe for us to consume later result in being harmful to our health. We have two examples of foods we are consistently being warned to stay away from due to their negative health stigma. Let’s uncover the myth behind each health trend. Egg Whites Are Better… More Health Food Myths: Sea Salt
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The Many Colors of Propolis: The Tiny World of Bees

October 28 2015
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

New Zealand Manuka Honey Labeling Protection

October 16 2015
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

2015 Flavor of the Year- Honey

October 14 2015
Firmenich names Honey 2015 “Flavor of the Year.” Pacific Resources is exited honey has been named flavor of the year. “Beyond taste, honey has a multitude of functional benefits for both cooking and baking. Honey attracts and holds moisture, enhancing freshness and shelf-life, and it acts as a binder and thickener for sauces, dressings and marinades. Honey… More 2015 Flavor of the Year- Honey

Tiny World of Bees; Royal Jelly and Type 2 Diabetes

October 4 2015
The tiny world of bees is a place where all kinds of magical things take place. Not only do they create honey, bee pollen and royal jelly not so ceremoniously called “bee spit” they also help maintain our ecosystems through pollination. Royal jelly is made to feed all of the bee larva in the hive… More Tiny World of Bees; Royal Jelly and Type 2 Diabetes

Manuka Honey expert Dr. Peter Molan dies

October 1 2015
“His honey work was his passion in life” This is a great loss for the Manuka Honey industry. The man who uncovered the power of Manuka honey has died. Dr. Peter Molan, “The Father of Manuka Honey,” died on September 16, at the age of 71. Pacific Resources International wants to take the time to remember… More Manuka Honey expert Dr. Peter Molan dies

Bee Aware Month 2015

September 29 2015
September is bee awareness month and we have the perfect way to keep them buzzing. We need bees more than you might think. Bees pollinate one third of the food we eat, and life would be a struggle without them. It’s a two-way street, bees need us to plant food they can eat, to keep them… More Bee Aware Month 2015

2015 Award Winner Manuka Honey Lozenges

September 14 2015
Pacific Resources International is proud to announce that our Manuka Honey Lemon and Honey Lozenges have won 2015 Better Nutrition Magazine Best of Supplements Award. It is not hard to have the highest quality products when we have the very best New Zealand has to offer. Our Lozenges are made with a very high Certified Propolis… More 2015 Award Winner Manuka Honey Lozenges

Diving Deeper

September 10 2015
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

China’s Demand for Manuka Honey

September 1 2015
The popularity of Manuka Honey has reached new levels for the native New Zealand honey. Manuka Honey has become a favorite in China. China’s high demand for Manuka Honey is driving up the production for the Manuka Honey industry. According to Justin Bergman, “When Peter Molan, a now-retired scientist and academic in New Zealand, began researching the… More China’s Demand for Manuka Honey

New Zealand a Non-GMO Country

August 28 2015
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

The Salty Facts

August 17 2015
So, you’ve probably heard by now that there are different types of salt out there and if you haven’t you’ve been missing out! Unfortunately, salt is consumed in quantities in excess of what we need on a day-to-day basis but it has been found to be good sources of other trace minerals* that our bodies… More The Salty Facts

Manuka Honey Could Halt Growth of Cancer Cells

August 11 2015
For many years Manuka Honey has been known for its antibacterial properties, but its properties have never been studied for cancer research. Until now, UAE University conducted an over five year study where they researched the effects of cancer cells when they were tested with Manuka Honey. A UAE University official said, “Though the honey,… More Manuka Honey Could Halt Growth of Cancer Cells

Pre and Probiotics

August 7 2015
We have always heard that bacteria can be harmful to our bodies, but did you know that our digestive system is loaded with bacteria? The bacteria break-down food and help regulate our immune system. Gram for gram we are more bacteria than human cells. In this modern age, good bacteria in our gut are under… More Pre and Probiotics

Honey On tap!

August 5 2015
Tired of being stung by bees to enjoy their honey? Well Stuart and Cedar Anderson a father and son team have built a new invention! A hive where you simply turn the nozzle on and out comes your Honey! Click the link below and see how their new invention works! Never a dull moment in the… More Honey On tap!

Mossop’s Honey Shoppe

July 17 2015
Mossop’s Honey is a leading Manuka Honey producer form New Zealand. “The owners Neil & Wendy are involved in all aspects of honey production, giving them control over the quality and flavor of the honey, ‘From the hive to the Honey Pot.’” Watch to learn more about them.  Filed under: News Tagged: manuka honey, mossop's honey,… More Mossop’s Honey Shoppe

Beekeepers battling for the best hive sites as competition ramps up

July 16 2015
The competition for Manuka Honey is greater than ever. Many forestry companies and farmers are charging beekeepers resulting in competition for beehive sites. According to stuff.com.nz, “Nelson city councilors found out that the Department of Conservation had pumped up its prices from $6 a hive to $15 for standard hives and $50 for those areas… More Beekeepers battling for the best hive sites as competition ramps up

Only the highest quality!

February 20 2015
Carefully selected, we strive to bring the highest quality New Zealand products to your door! Pacific Resources only works direct with beekeepers that have been in the bee keeping business for at least three generations and have shown the desire to give the bees the very best sustainable resources to stay happy and healthy. These… More Only the highest quality!

New Zealand Honey tasting!

January 30 2015
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!

Bee Pollen – the New Zealand Superfood?

January 23 2015
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?

Manuka Honey in the Fight against Canker Sores

January 9 2015
I should have thought and or known, as I have grown up using Manuka honey for scrapes and cuts, enjoying it on toast or in my tea as well as taking the higher level activity Manuka Honey to help fight off colds and flu, but never once did I think to apply Manuka Honey to Canker sores!… More Manuka Honey in the Fight against Canker Sores

Raw Honey VS Processed Honey

November 28 2014
Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between Raw and non-raw honey? We at Pacific Resources believe that this difference is monumental! Processing honey not only affects the basic taste and look of honey but also takes away the nutrition value that you get from eating raw honey.  Raw natural honey is best… More Raw Honey VS Processed Honey

Agave better than Raw Honey…..not this time!

November 21 2014
Sweeteners……the choice these days can be overwhelming. Which is best…less calories…lowest glycemic index…how can we know for sure what is best for our bodies? We at Pacific Resources, www.shoppri.com are taking the time to try and help with this when it comes deciding between the popular Agave sweetener versus using raw natural Honey. Our bodies… More Agave better than Raw Honey…..not this time!