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Manuka + Your Immune System

Manuka + Your Immune System

Why Manuka Honey Can Help You Stay Well

Are you looking for a natural way to boost your immune system and support your overall health? Look no further than manuka honey—nature's sweetest creation, renowned for its exceptional immune-supporting properties.

Here's why manuka honey is your ally in maintaining a strong and resilient immune system:

Unique Composition: Manuka honey is crafted by bees that pollinate the Manuka tree, resulting in a honey rich in MGO (methylglyoxal), a powerful compound not found in other types of honey. This unique composition gives manuka honey its unparalleled immune-supporting benefits and why it is the only honey approved for medical use. 

Anti-Inflammatory and Antimicrobial Properties: Studies have shown that manuka honey exhibits potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it effective against a wide range of pathogens and harmful bacteria. By reducing inflammation and fighting off infections, manuka honey helps fortify your body's natural defenses.

Rich in Antioxidants: Manuka honey is packed with antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals and protect your cells from oxidative stress. By combating oxidative damage, manuka honey supports your immune system's ability to function optimally.

Prebiotic Benefits: The prebiotic properties of manuka honey promote a healthy gut microbiome, which plays a crucial role in immune function. By nourishing beneficial bacteria in your gut, manuka honey strengthens your body's first line of defense.

Versatile Applications: Whether enjoyed on its own, added to teas and smoothies, or used as a natural sweetener in recipes, or used topically for skin conditions, burns and wounds, incorporating manuka honey into your daily routine is a delicious and convenient way to support your health.

As the original U.S. importers of manuka honey, we're committed to providing you with the highest quality manuka honey sourced from New Zealand and Australia. 

Click here to explore our full range of manuka honey products and start your journey to better health.



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Manuka Loves Your Guts

Manuka Loves Your Guts

Why your gut health needs a dose of liquid gold!

Study after study illustrates the potential of manuka honey to be one of your greatest allies in the fight against stomach concerns. Head over to Reddit and find hundreds of tales reporting that it has cleared or greatly reduced symptoms of issues like IBD and Crohn’s disease. But why is it so effective? Let’s begin with the basics.

What makes Manuka so special in the first place?

If you’re here, you likely know all about the unique component of manuka honey - MGO. Short for methylglyoxal, this is the magic ingredient that gives manuka honey its superpowers. You probably also know that MGO is a highly effective anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. So let’s take a closer look.

Inflammation, Bacteria, and Your Gut

Manuka honey is a powerful source of antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce oxidants which cause inflammation. Almost every disease is caused or exacerbated by inflammation.

When you pair this with manuka honey’s antibacterial benefits, it starts to become clearer why it can be such a boon for your digestive health. Studies show manuka is highly effective against over 50 bacteria strains, many of which can be found in the gut. Additionally, manuka honey creates a prebiotic called fructo-oligosaccharides, which support your gut’s probiotic content.

So now that you know why manuka honey should be a part of your gut health routine, you need to know how to take it! We recommend one tablespoon per day, broken down into three teaspoons taken about 15 minutes before a meal or maximal gut support.

What MGO Strength is Right for You? Check out our handy chart below to see where to start!

MGO Strength

Suggested Use

PRI Manuka Honey Blend 50+

Everyday Sweetener! If you use honey a lot but want it to have some extra benefits, this is a great low-budget option.

PRI 60+ Manuka Honey

Everyday Sweetener. Another great lower budget option for honey enthusiasts.

PRI Manuka Honey 100+

Everyday Immune Support.

PRI Manuka Honey 200+ and +300

General and Digestive Health Maintenance, Skin Health.

Manuka Honey 500+

Best for specific health concerns like digestive & inflammatory conditions, cold & flu season, and helping to soothe specific skin conditions such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Psoriasis.

PRI Manuka Honey 1000+

Extreme skin conditions, inflammatory conditions, upper respiratory infections, MRSA & much more!

 

Wishing you the best health of your life in 2024.

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Manuka Honey Vs Eczema

Manuka Honey Vs Eczema

Tired of the relentless itch of eczema? Manuka honey might just be your skin's new best friend. 

You've likely heard about the extraordinary benefits of manuka honey, but have you considered its potential for your skin? Let's uncover the secrets of this golden contender.

The Science: 

Manuka honey isn't just a healthier sweetener; it's a powerhouse against skin conditions. Studies have shown promising results, highlighting its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Blend these with its impressive humectant nature, and you've got a formidable tool in your skincare arsenal.

Research on its role in burn and wound treatment reveals its knack for tissue healing – a quality that extends to calming rashes from eczema, dermatitis, and even acne. 

While the scientific journey continues, countless online groups share tales of triumph over various skin conditions with the help of Manuka honey. With no side effects to worry about, why not give it a shot? 

Choosing the Right Strength: 

For external use, we recommend a minimum of 300+ MGO, though for more stubborn challenges, reaching for something stronger might be the key. And why stop at external care? Introduce a tablespoon of Manuka honey internally each day to tackle inflammation at its root, potentially easing those pesky flare-ups.

How to Apply: 

Apply this golden elixir directly to the affected area, let it work its magic for 15-30 minutes, then rinse. Simple, effective, and oh-so-sweet.

In the battle against eczema, Manuka honey stands out as a natural ally. As science and success stories converge, the path to relief seems sweet and promising. So what do you have to lose except that itchy skin? See if manuka honey holds the sweet relief you need. 

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When to Choose High-Strength Manuka Honey for Your Health

When to Choose High-Strength Manuka Honey for Your Health

Manuka honey boasts a long-standing reputation for its natural goodness. However, not all Manuka honey is created equal. The MGO (Methylglyoxal) rating plays a significant role – the higher the MGO, the more potent the honey. PRI's 1000+ MGO Manuka honey is a robust addition to your healthcare regimen. High-strength manuka is rarer, and thus is priced higher so you may wonder, "Is the highest strength right for me?" In this blog post, we'll explore situations where high MGO Manuka honey is the ideal choice.

  1. Dealing with Health Issues: If you're seeking the potential health benefits of Manuka honey, such as immune support, wound healing, or digestive health, the highest strength is a suitable choice.
  1. Targeted Therapeutic Use: High-strength Manuka honey is often employed for more severe health conditions, especially when traditional treatments have limitations or side effects.
  1. Resistant Infections: In cases of stubborn or antibiotic-resistant infections, the potent antimicrobial properties of high-strength Manuka honey can be invaluable. Please note that this is not treatment advice, so consult your healthcare provider if you have infection concerns.
  1. Topical Healing: For skin conditions, wounds, or burns, high-strength Manuka honey can deliver superior results.
  1. Personal Preferences: Some individuals simply prefer the stronger flavor and enhanced benefits of higher-rated Manuka honey.

PRI has been dedicated to providing you with the finest Manuka honey for over 35 years. We collaborate with third-generation sustainable beekeepers to deliver the highest quality honey available. Our transparency offers peace of mind, and you can even scan the QR code on the lid to review the test results and lab information.

In a world where wellness is more crucial than ever, embracing the natural power of high MGO Manuka honey can be a game-changer. Say farewell to synthetic additives and welcome a more vibrant, healthier you. Explore the full range of PRI's high MGO Manuka honey products today to experience its full potential.

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Manuka Honey and Amikacin: A Powerful Combo Against Lung Infections

Manuka Honey and Amikacin: A Powerful Combo Against Lung Infections

Some bacteria are extra tough to beat. Mycobacterium abscessus is one of these super-strong bacteria, and it can give people lung and skin infections. These infections are extra tricky to treat, especially given the recent overuse of antibiotics which has caused many types of bacteria to become resistant to them. 

What's Mycobacterium Abscessus and Why It's Tricky:

Mycobacterium abscessus is a germ that can cause lung infections, especially in people with certain lung problems like cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a condition that makes the mucus in your lungs all thick and sticky, and this makes it a great place for germs to hang out. This makes Mycobacterium abscessus especially dangerous for those with CF. 

The Manuka Honey Hero:

Enter Manuka honey, a special type of honey from New Zealand and Australia. It's been used for centuries for all sorts of healing and is the only honey approved for various medical uses. Manuka honey is like a superhero against bacteria. Imagine it as a shield that keeps the bad germs away.

Because of its special properties and the rise of antibiotic resistance, researchers around the world have been stacking manuka honey up against all sorts of bacteria. In this article, we’re looking at this study related specifically to its effectiveness against Mycobacterium Abscessus.

What the Study Did:

Scientists tested different types of Manuka honey, but here's the cool part – they didn't just swallow it like you'd do with regular honey. Instead, they turned it into a mist, sort of like the spray you use to water your plants, and you breathe it in. It's like magic honey air! They also used a medicine called amikacin, which can help fight these tough germs, but it can also cause some severe side effects. So, what if they joined forces?

The Team-Up:

In the lab, they found that when Manuka honey and amikacin work together, they're even better at stopping the bacteria from growing. It's like having two superheroes in one team, and they can beat the bad germs even better. Not only that, but they were able to reduce the amount of amikacin needed by half!

 

Scientists are excited because this study might change the way we tackle these infections. Instead of the heavy artillery of antibiotics, we might use the power of Manuka honey and nature's gentle ways to stay healthy. This is fantastic news for anyone dealing with these infections because now you have an army of natural superheroes fighting on your side, and they're ready to protect you without all the tough side effects of antibiotics. It's like having your own superhero squad in the battle for your health.

In summary, we're stepping away from antibiotics and embracing the power of natural heroes like Manuka honey to fight infections gently and effectively, all while avoiding the nasty side effects of traditional medicines.

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Transparency

Transparency

When it comes to manuka honey, transparency is not just a buzzword but a core principle that has guided our brand for over three decades. You may have heard about our QR codes and access to test results, but do you truly understand why transparency is crucial? In this blog post, we delve into the world of manuka honey, highlighting the vital role transparency plays in ensuring you get the real deal.

The Murky World of Manuka Labeling:

Each year, there is an alarming amount of honey falsely labeled as manuka. Although exact figures are hard to pin down, export data reveals the magnitude of the issue. The recent legal tussle between New Zealand and Australia further complicates matters. While Australia emerged victorious, many New Zealand brands staunchly claim that genuine manuka only hails from their shores.

However, a shift has occurred. In recent years, rigorous testing has demonstrated that several types of the manuka tree in Australia produce honey with high MGO content. Yet, here's the catch: regulations and testing standards in Australia aren't as stringent as those in New Zealand. This disparity offers some brands the opportunity to deceive consumers. Some even export manuka from New Zealand in bulk containers, blending it with other honey before jarring. Meanwhile, others jar the honey in New Zealand but obscure its MGO content to sell lower-strength manuka at a premium price.

The Gold Standard: Transparent Test Results:

So, how can you ensure that you're purchasing genuine manuka honey? The answer is straightforward: transparent test results. If you can't readily access the test results for the honey you're considering, it's a major red flag. Now, you might wonder, can't a company manipulate the test results and provide fake information? It's a valid concern. That's why we go a step further by providing comprehensive details about the accredited lab that conducts the tests. This level of transparency ensures you can trust the authenticity of our manuka honey.

In the world of manuka honey, transparency isn't just a marketing slogan; it's a safeguard for consumers. With counterfeit honey on the rise, having access to authentic test results is essential. We believe that this transparency builds trust and ensures that you are getting the genuine, high-quality manuka honey you expect.

For full instructions on how to read your test results click here or learn by video

 

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5 Natural Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors During Allergy Season

5 Natural Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors During Allergy Season

Fall, the season of golden leaves and cooler breezes, is a favorite time for many to spend more time outdoors. However, for those who suffer from seasonal allergies triggered by ragweed and mold, it can be a challenging period. Ragweed, a widespread plant, and mold spores are relentless culprits, causing runny noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing fits. But don't let allergies put a damper on your autumn adventures. In this blog, we'll explore five natural ways to combat allergy symptoms and fully enjoy the beauty of fall.

  1. Manuka Honey and Bee Propolis: Your Allergy Allies:

Manuka honey and bee propolis are the unsung heroes of the allergy season. Manuka honey, with its natural anti-inflammatory properties, can help alleviate allergy symptoms. Consuming a daily spoonful of this liquid gold can make outdoor activities more enjoyable. Bee propolis, available in various forms, is renowned for supporting the immune system. These natural remedies can minimize the impact of allergens and give you the freedom to enjoy nature without sneezing your way through it.

  1. Embrace the Power of Butterbur:

Butterbur is a lesser-known natural herb that deserves the spotlight. Found in supplement form, this herb has demonstrated efficacy in reducing hay fever symptoms and promoting easier breathing during outdoor adventures. Add butterbur to your arsenal of natural allies against allergies.

  1. Perfect Timing:

Timing is everything when it comes to outdoor activities during allergy season. Pollen counts tend to be at their peak in the early morning and early evening. Plan your adventures for the middle of the day when pollen counts are lower. This simple adjustment can make a significant difference.

  1. Allergen-Proof Your Outdoor Attire:

Don't let pollen and allergens cling to your clothing. When heading outdoors, opt for long sleeves, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat. These protective measures minimize direct contact with allergens, keeping you comfortable. After your outdoor escapades, change and wash your clothes to prevent allergens from infiltrating your indoor space.

  1. Explore Allergy-Friendly Destinations:

If ragweed and mold spores wreak havoc on your allergies, consider exploring destinations less prone to allergens during the fall. Coastal areas or higher altitudes can offer a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. You'll experience the wonders of fall without the hindrance of allergens.

The beauty of fall is too captivating to be missed due to allergies. With the right strategies and natural allies like manuka honey, bee propolis, butterbur, and some common-sense approaches, you can enjoy the great outdoors and embrace the splendor of this wonderful season. Don't let allergies hold you back. Nature has the power to soothe our souls, and with these tips, you can fully immerse yourself in the joys of autumn.

So, prepare your allergy toolkit, step outside, and experience the beauty of fall without the sniffles and sneezes. It's time to make lasting memories in the great outdoors during this enchanting season.

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Healthy “Snickers” Frozen Yogurt Bars

Healthy “Snickers” Frozen Yogurt Bars

At P.R.I., we're all about savoring the sweet moments in life while nourishing our bodies. That's why we're excited to bring you a delectable wholesome treat: Healthy “Snickers” Frozen Yogurt Bars! These bars are not only scrumptious but also packed with ingredients that provide whole-body benefits. Bonus: they taste just like a Snickers ice cream bar!

Let’s dive into the beneficial ingredients and what they do:

1. Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt: Starting with a creamy base, coconut yogurt adds a rich texture while being dairy-free. It's also a source of healthy fats and probiotics that support gut health. Feel free to swap with regular, organic yogurt if you can eat dairy!

2. Peanut Butter: Peanut butter introduces a delightful nutty flavor, along with protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats to help keep you satisfied for longer.

3. Vanilla Protein Powder: Boost your protein intake with a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Protein aids muscle repair and keeps you full, making it an ideal post-workout snack. 

4. PRI Manuka Honey 500+ MGO: Our star ingredient, Manuka Honey 500+, infuses natural sweetness and its remarkable antibacterial properties. It's a delicious way to support your immune system and overall wellness.

5. Chopped Nuts: A blend of peanuts, cashews, and almonds provides a satisfying crunch and a dose of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Serves: 2 big ice cream bars or 4 small ice cream bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • ⅓ cup runny peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp PRI Manuka Honey 500+
  • 3 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped nuts (we used a blend of peanuts, cashew, and almonds)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions:

1. Mix unsweetened coconut yogurt, runny peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, and PRI Manuka Honey 500+ in a bowl. This blend delivers a protein-packed, probiotic-rich batter that's a feast for your taste buds.

2. Gently fold in mini chocolate chips for a burst of sweetness and crunch.

3. Spoon the mixture onto parchment paper in a circular shape, creating the base of your bars. Insert a popsicle stick and layer on more batter until it covers the stick.

4. Top your bars with a generous sprinkle of chopped nuts. Nuts not only add a delightful texture but also provide essential nutrients for overall well-being.

5. Freeze your bars for 1-2 hours until they become firm.

6. After your bars have firmed up, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil until smooth. Use this heavenly mixture to coat your bars. A chocolaty shell adds an exquisite touch to your creation.

7. Freeze your bars for an additional 10 minutes to set the chocolate.

8. Finally, remove them from the freezer, and voilà! You're ready to enjoy!

These bars are not only delicious but also a easy & fun!. They make for the perfect treat that brings joy to everyone. Tag us on social media when you make these bars. We'd love to see your creations!

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PRI: Meet The Brand

PRI: Meet The Brand

Pacific Resources International (PRI) - the name that first brought manuka honey to the United States market over 30 years ago. Where did it start? Warning: the tale is as gooey as the honey we sell!

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…also known as New Zealand, a young surfer named David Noll embarked on a vacation that would change his life forever. He fell head over heels for a Kiwi named Linda, her captivating country, and the remarkable benefits of manuka honey. What started as a holiday soon transformed into a 13-year journey filled with love, marriage, children, and close connections with some of the finest beekeepers in NZ.

When the time came for David and Linda to return to California in the 1980s, they carried with them a vision that was as sweet as the honey they cherished. David, fueled by his passion for manuka honey, began establishing the very first company to introduce this golden elixir to the U.S. market - Pacific Resources International!

PRI is more than just a company; it is a family-owned and operated business. We collaborate with multi-generational beekeepers who share our unwavering commitment to the well-being of bees. Every batch of our manuka honey undergoes rigorous independent testing to ensure both purity and potency, surpassing the standards set by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). 

Transparency is a core guiding principle, which is why each jar of PRI manuka honey features a QR code on the lid. By scanning it, you can access the test results for your specific batch and information about the MPI-approved lab that conducted the testing!

At PRI, we believe in protecting our future, educating our present, and preserving the health of our land, bodies, and spirits. Naturally.

Thus, we offer the broadest range of manuka products available on the market. From manuka and propolis oils, tinctures, cough, cold, and flu remedies to beauty products and delightful treats, you will find the right fit for your budget and health needs. 

Moreover, a portion of every honey purchase contributes to the Save the Bees Foundation. From our family to yours, we thank you for supporting our small business, our beekeeping partners, and the bees themselves. It is truly an honor to help you feel and do your best.

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Roadtrip Round-Up: 5 Fun & Healthy Snacks for Your Next Adventure

Roadtrip Round-Up: 5 Fun & Healthy Snacks for Your Next Adventure

It’s Summertime, and for many, that means hitting the road to go forth and see new sites! Did you know the United States boasts over 6,000 state and 400 national parks?! In California alone, we have the most state and national parks. Choosing our adventures with so many fantastic options can be pretty challenging!

Of course, the journey is just as important as the destination, if not more so. The more cool places we can stop along the way, the better. Our favorite hot spots to look for are natural hot springs and random kitschy roadside attractions. What do you take a detour for? 

Whether your drive takes you to a rustic campsite or a world-class hotel, there are two universally necessary things one needs for a road trip: 

  1. Gas (boo)
  2. Snacks (yay!)

And, while road trips are the perfect time to load up on your favorite but not-so-nourishing bites, we have five snack recipes that are delectable, easy to make, and will help provide sustained energy and some beneficial fibers to help break down those spicy Cheetos. No judgment here, only a friendly reminder to bring some Wet Wipes 😘#cheetofingers

So, on to the recipes!

1. Healthy Cooke-Dough Bites: Edible cookie dough, but make it portable and full of protein ✔️Easy to make free of the top allergens & customize too! 

2. PB & Honey Cereal Bars: Just 10 minutes of effort and a few nourishing, basic ingredients make these the perfect companion to your adventure. Add a banana for a quick breakfast on the go! 

3. Air-Fryer Shittake Jerky: A quintessential road trip and outdoor snack made vegetarian! If you haven’t tried mushroom jerky yet, you must not be such a fungi 🍄😉J/k, but seriously, you’re missing out, so try it already. 

4. Customizable Apple Cookies: This one is great at a rest stop. It lets you give the kids options, and no ingredients require refrigeration. We recommend cutting the apples before you go to make it even easier!

5. Honey Roasted Granola: Can you get more outdoor eating friendly than granola? It can be a snack or a meal, doesn’t need to go in the cooler, can be made in huge batches, and is easily customized to your needs and dietary restrictions. We love using sprouted seeds because they don’t just have more fiber but more insoluble fiber, making them an excellent prebiotic. Additionally, sprouting makes the seeds easier to digest and allows for better absorption of nutrients. 

Bonus Snacks: If you want to add pre-made snacks or treats the whole family will love, we have you covered! 

1 - Honey Sticks. Packed with natural energy and immune-boosting properties, our manuka honey sticks come in plain and Lemon Twist flavors. Pack them as snacks and in your First Aid Kit to treat bites, scrapes, stings, and burns!

2 - Nuggets. Hard candy with the added benefit of manuka honey! Great for when you need a little sweet treat in a pinch and consistently one of our top three sellers. They come in three flavors: plain, lemon, and ginger. 

 3 - Throat Soothing Lollipops. A treat that is also beneficial! Our lollipops harness the power of manuka honey and propolis to ease the dry throats and allergy symptoms you may experience outdoors. 

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The Real Fruit Roll-Up

The Real Fruit Roll-Up

All Dressed Up for Independence Day

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Does anyone else remember laying in the sun, unwrapping your roll of delicious sorta fruit with your friends and pretending you all had ridiculously long tongues? Just us?

You may even see us at the store on occasion, picking up a box of that big brand roll so we can fully immerse ourselves in sunny summer memories... but on other days we just make our own!

Since it is almost Independence Day, we had to go red, white, and blue, aka strawberry, apple, and blueberry. Of course, you can make them with pretty much any fruit you like... except watermelon, don't try watermelon. Cue endless amounts of straining for almost no end product

These are super simple to make and only have three ingredients: fruit, manuka honey, and lemon juice. The key ingredient here is patience as they will take 6-8 hours to fully dehydrate!

Our Real Fruit Roll-Ups are perfect for packed lunches, camping, hiking, road trips, BBQs, or just doing silly dances with your "tongue" out 🤪

Here are some directions in super long format, mostly for search engine purposes. Read on, if you love that stuff (no judgement) otherwise, click here to skip to the shorter version of this recipe!

Section 1: Ingredients and Equipment

  • To make these delicious Real Fruit Roll-Ups, you will need the following ingredients and equipment:
    • 3 cups strawberries
    • 2 tbsp PRI Manuka Honey 100+
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 cups blueberries
    • 8 oz unsweetened applesauce or pear applesauce
    • Oven or dehydrator
    • Silpat mat or parchment paper
    • High-speed blender
    • Small saucepan
    • Baking sheet

Section 2: Strawberry Layer

  • Wash and chop the strawberries, then place them into a high-speed blender.
  • Add the PRI Manuka Honey 100+ and lemon juice to the blender.
  • Blend the mixture until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture to remove the seeds.
  • Pour the strained mixture into a small saucepan and heat it on medium/low heat until it thickens.
  • Let the mixture cool and set it aside.

Section 3: Blueberry Layer

  • Rinse the blueberries and place them in a high-speed blender.
  • Add the PRI Manuka Honey 100+ and lemon juice to the blender.
  • Blend the mixture until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture to remove any pulp.
  • Pour the strained mixture into a small saucepan and heat it on low heat for a few minutes until it thickens.
  • Strain the mixture again if needed and let it cool.

Section 4: Apple Layer

  • For the apple layer, you can use either unsweetened applesauce or pear applesauce. Choose your preferred option and set it aside.

Section 5: Assembly and Cooking

  • Preheat your oven to 170F or use a dehydrator.
  • Place a silpat mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet and set it aside.
  • Pour the strawberry layer onto the tray and spread it into an even layer using a spatula. Remember, the thicker the layer, the longer it will take to dehydrate.
  • Next, spoon the applesauce onto the tray and spread it into an even layer with a spatula.
  • Finally, pour and spread the blueberry layer onto the tray, creating the final layer.
  • Cook the fruit layers in the oven or dehydrator for 6-8 hours, or until you can peel the fruit leather back.

Section 6: Finishing and Enjoyment

  • Remove the tray from the oven or dehydrator.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper over the silpat mat and peel the fruit leather off the mat.
  • Roll the parchment paper with the fruit leather, creating a fruit roll-up.
Real Fruit Roll-Ups
Makes: 2 trays

Strawberry Layer:

Blueberry Layer:

Apple Layer:

  • 8oz unsweetened applesauce or pear applesauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 170F or use a dehydrator. Place a silpat mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Wash and chop strawberries and place them into a high-speed blender with manuka honey and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the mixture to remove the seeds. Pour in a small saucepan and heat on medium/low heat until the mixture thickens. Let cool and set aside.
  4. Rinse blueberries and pour into a high-speed blender with manuka honey and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  5. Strain the mixture to remove the pulp. Pour in a small saucepan and heat on low heat for a few minutes until the mixture thickens. Strain again if needed and let set aside to let to cool.
  6. Pour strawberry layer onto the tray and spread into an even layer with a spatula. The thicker the layer the longer it will take to dehydrate.
  7. Next, spoon the applesauce onto the next layer and spread into an even layer with a spatula. 
  8. Finally, finish with the blueberry layer, pour and spread into an even layer with a spatula.
  9. Cook for 6-8 hours, until you can peel the fruit leather back.
  10. Remove from the oven, place a piece of parchment over the silpat mat and peel the fruit leather off the silpat mat.
  11. Roll the parchment with the fruit leather until you have a fruit roll up and enjoy!

Our homemade Real Fruit Roll-Ups are not only delicious but also a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day. Recreate those nostalgic memories while enjoying the red, white, and blue flavors. Whether it's for packed lunches, camping adventures, road trips, or simply having fun, these roll-ups are sure to bring a smile to your face.​​

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Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée

Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée

Summer is a season we all look forward to, with its promise of exciting outdoor adventures and barbeques with friends and family.. While the usual grilling items take center stage, we believe that no BBQ is complete without a delectable cheese plate. Today, we want to share with you our favorite go-to recipe that effortlessly elevates any cheese plate and adds a touch of sophistication to your summer spread. As an added bonus, you can pull out that kitchen torch you got for Christmas 10 years ago! 

Introducing our Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée recipe—a delectable combination of sweet, salty, and umami flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. This extraordinary dish pairs perfectly with baked crostinis, crackers, and pita chips, but it also is a delightful accompaniment to chicken or lamb. 

If you find yourself enamored with the Hot Manuka Honey, don't hesitate to make extra! Try drizzling it over pizza or  wings for a delicious, unique twist!. We even like to add it our chai tea for a little extra warmth!

In case you don’t want to make your own hot honey, try Capilano Chilli Honey from Australia. This fantastic product comes in a convenient squeeze bottle, allowing you to easily add its spicy sweet goodness to any dish or beverage.

Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée

Hot Manuka Honey:

Feta Brûlée:

  • 1 block authentic greek feta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Homemade Hot Manuka Honey
  • 1-2 tsp granulated sugar 
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • fresh thyme

Hot Honey Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine manuka honey, red pepper flakes and hot sauce.
  2. Stir well on low heat, once it starts to bubble up (around 3 minutes) turn the heat off and continue to stir.
  3. Strain the honey over a mesh sieve to remove the pepper flakes and transfer to a jar to cool. Set aside.

Feta Brûlée Instructions:

  1. Remove the feta block from the brine and pat dry with a paper towel. Place parchment in your air-fryer and place feta in the middle. Brush with olive oil and cook at 380F for 10 minutes. Let cool and then carefully remove from the air-fryer.
  2. Place the feta block on a heat-resistant plate. Drizzle a generous layer of hot manuka honey over the feta and spread evenly. 
  3. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the honey in an even layer. Immediately use a kitchen torch to brûlée the sugar until it starts to caramelize and bubble. 
  4. Top with chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. Garnish with fresh thyme.
  5. Your Hot Manuka Honey Feta Brûlée is now ready to be savored. Serve it immediately with freshly baked crostinis, crackers, or pita chips to allow the warm and creamy feta to contrast with the sweet, smoky, and slightly spicy flavors of the honey. 

 

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