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10 Years of Manuka Honey Science

Manuka Health Plans 2016 Event To Celebrate 10 Years of Manuka Honey Science

World-renowned scientist, Professor Henle will be flown in from Germany to share insights into his ground-breaking manuka honey research

Manuka Health is preparing to celebrate 10 years of manuka honey science next year. 2016 marks a decade since the compound methylglyoxal was discovered in manuka honey, a discovery that revolutionised the manuka honey industry.

To mark the occasion, Manuka Health will be hosting one of the world’s leading scientists and manuka honey experts, Professor Thomas Henle at a VIP event in Auckland. It was Professor Henle’s team at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, which first discovered methylglyoxal in manuka honey and realised that it could be used to differentiate it from other types of honey.

“We are looking forward to celebrating this important milestone. The discovery of methylglyoxal 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 Manuka Health Chief Executive Kerry Paul.

“We are grateful and excited that Professor Henle has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to join us, and to share some of his impressive knowledge on the science behind manuka honey. He is a master in his field and I’m sure everyone that attends will learn things about manuka honey that they didn’t know beforehand.”

At the invitation-only event, which will be held in February 2016, Professor Henle will share details about his most recent work with manuka honey and its specific properties. He will also describe the groundbreaking research that uncovered the mystery of manuka honey.

For further details on Manuka Health, visit manukahealth.co.nz.

More information on Professor Thomas Henle can be found at de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Henle.

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