Manuka Royale is harvested from the wildest and most pristine areas of New Zealand where the soil mineral content is densest. We get off the beaten track and go to places that sometimes not even named on the map.
Honey is produced from the work of honey bees (Apis mellifera) that collect the nectar from the flowers, remove the water and add enzymes, changing the sugar content of the nectar and forming acids.
Honey produced mainly form the nectar of one plant is called mono floral. Manuka honey is produced form the nectar of the manuka plant, Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called in Maori mānuka.
The manuka tree grows exclusively as a bush (2-6m height) in New Zealand and east Australia. The flowers bloom only for short period of time (6 weeks circa) between September and March.
Manuka honey differs from other honey types for its organoleptic properties: brown and creamy with a unique, slightly bitter taste, which remembers the earth and minerals.
Even though these characteristics are peculiar to manuka honey, they are not what make it so special. For years long scientist all over the world have studied the compounds present in the honey, trying to understand why the manuka honey had such special properties. In 2008 they could finally prove that manuka honey contains all the typical compounds of other honeys but also had a special bioactive one, not found in any other honey type: the Methylglyoxal (MGO) responsible of the non-peroxide activity of manuka honey. This compounds is not present in the nectar of the manuka tree but forms during the maturation of the honey from the dehydration of another compound, the Dihydroxiacetone (DHA).
Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between the MGO levels in the honey and its properties: the higher the MGO, the better the properties.
Manuka Royale is a manuka honey brand sourced, produced and shipped from New Zealand, sharing a natural source of power, healing and sweetness with the world.
Manuka Royale is rich naturally occurring bio-active nutrients – special elements found in the Manuka honey which go beyong the basic nutritional value into areas of wellness enhancement. The higher levels of the bio-active compounds in the Manuka flowers that the bees make honey from elevate the honey’s nutritional and nourishment qualities.
Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) is the gold standard in Manuka honey – it is shorthand for the most comprehensive, independently certified and internationally recognized quality assurance system for New Zealand Manuka honey. Most importantly it validates the UMF potency of the honey.
The UMF™ grading system ensures that all three signature compounds – methylglyoxal (MGO), dihydroxyacetone (DHA), leptonsperin – must be present in order for the Manuka honey to be graded UMF™
A natural sweetener that supports a healthy lifestyle
A more potent product to maintain everyday health and wellness
A more potent product to support everyday health and wellness
A more potent product to support everyday health and wellness
A higher level of potency with additional nutritional support
Manuka Royale has been awarded by different internationally acclaimed institutes including the Superior Taste Award by the most renowned independent certification awarded worldwide, by International Taste Institute. It is being judged by a jury of prestigious Chefs & Sommeliers with a strict tasting methodology that focuses 100% on taste.
We have also been rewarded “Best Luxury Honey in the World” by the internationally acclaimed Luxury Lifestyle Award. This award recognizes luxury products from all over the world.
In the latest Healthy Living Awards 2022, Manuka Royale is also awarded "Innovative Food & Beverage Idee". All nominated products are judged by its variety, taste and health benefits by a jury of 16 experts, including nutritionists, top chefs, sports coaches and dermatologists.
We work with the small local bee keeping communities in New Zealand in a way that benefits and sustains the whole community
- All ingredients are naturally-sourced by the best Kiwi beekeepers and farmers who love honey making.
- From source to shipping, the entire supply chain is made of people passionate about the environments and their people. Respect and protection of nature is a core value in our company.
- We truly care about producing the highest quality Manuka honey, even if it means taking more time and energy.
- Our profit, success and growth are channelled into positive change. Manuka Royale supports the beekeeper families with fair wages and a mutual collaboration to obtain not only the best honey, but also the happiest people.
- Manuka Royale honey is honey made with heart following the ancient rules of handcrafting.
Giving back to the community as a core part of our heart crafted approach to building our brand, and we are proud to support the Child Cancer Foundation in New Zealand, which provides strength and comfort to families, parents and children impacted by cancer.
The foundation gives personalised support to each family through a one-to-one connection – helping with the big things like emotional, social and practical support.
For every sold jar, Manuka Royale donates part of the income to Child Cancer Foundation New Zealand. Please visit Child Cancer Foundation to find out more.
Ocean pollution due to plastic rubbish is an increasingly worrying problem. Manuka Royale is in harmony with nature and commitment to the environment. Sourced from Southeast Asia, our sustainable jars are made from recycled BPA-free-PET material and all packaging materials used are recyclable and/or biodegradable.
Manuka Royale aims in the near future to bring its already very low carbon footprint to neutral.
Founder and CEO of Manuka Royale
Former Italian high jump champion, Master of Biotechnology and Bachelor of Herbal Science
Our career in athletics that had taken us to the Olympics has ingrained in us the zeal to strive for the higest level. We wanted to transform all our energy into a healthy, life-improving product that would positively impact the planet, the local communities and our customers. Manuka honey therefores was the ideal starting point.
It’s the only food that is producted without killing any other plant or animal. We sourced the highest grade UMF certified honey from small local farms in the wild pristine areas.
This was just the starting point. From this foundation we then looked at the whole supply chain for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. The production of manuka honey is generally a low-carbon non-polluting process, and living around the small bee-keeping communities helped us to reduce this further.
Manuka Royale is minimally processed to preserve the natural bioactive compounds and beneficial enzymes, which are depleted by heating.
Co-founder of Manuka Royale
Four-time Paralympic champion and five times world record freediver
After her successful career as an athlete and travelling the world on a yacht, Brambilla transformed her passion for and connection with nature into naturally sourced Manuka honey. Her hand-painted illustration serve as an extension of her signature, personality guaranteeing the quality and ethical standard of each pot of honey.