Stay Away From Winter Sneezes & Sniffles This Holiday Season With Immune-Boosting
Manuka Honey from Pacific Resources International
Carpinteria, CA (October 2013)—The holidays. It’s that time of the year when sneezes, sniffles, and stuffy noses can dampen the festive mood. In fact, more than 35 million Americans, including six million kids, (roughly 5-20% of the population) go through such seasonal conditions around late fall and throughout winter. Throw in all the crowded family gatherings and the cold weather that keeps everyone cooped up together inside, and we have the makings of a perfect storm for spreading germs. With these in mind, ‘tis also the season to keep one’s immunity in check. Thankfully, with the introduction of new Mossop’s UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, Pacific Resources International (PRI) provides a delectably sweet, all-natural solution that will help keep colds at bay this winter season.
For centuries, the Native Maori people of New Zealand have used Manuka Honey to help fight bacterial infections and maintain immunity and digestion. PRI’s new Mossop’s UMF 15+ Manuka Honey from New Zealand has a powerful level of antibacterial properties, far beyond those found in other honeys. While all honeys have some antibacterial activity, the potency of this antibacterial activity can fluctuate up to 100-fold and varies upon the honey’s floral source.
Manuka Honey is a mono-flower honey made by bees that feed solely on the uncultivated New Zealand Manuka bush, also called the “tea tree.” What makes Manuka Honey special is the presence of a unique enzyme that is unaffected by heat, light and storage, as confirmed by researchers at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. What this means is that Manuka Honey’s superfood immunity-supporting qualities can be bottled, preserved, and shipped around the world when other honeys would lose this antibacterial strength.
“Sustainability harvested from New Zealand, our Manuka Honey is divinely sweet and pure,” says David Noll, Founder of Pacific Resources International. “At the same time, Manuka Honey is an incredible aid to the body’s nature defense system. We are excited to introduce this new product during a season when our bodies need an immunity boost the most.
This holiday season, a strong and healthy immune system is needed to stay away from the sneeze, sniff, and stuffy sinus. A sweet teaspoon of Mossop’s UMF 15+ Raw Manuka Honey every day to a cozy cup of tea or warm bowl of oatmeal for a daily drizzle of wellness is a simple way to do just that. Use Manuka Honey in any recipe that needs sweetening or try the scrumptious holiday recipes below. Share these good-for-you goodies at the next family gathering or office party, and give the gift of wellness to everyone.
Butternut Squash Cookies
- 4 C butternut squash, peeled and chopped
- 1 C raisins
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1/2 t nutmeg
- 1 t cinnamon
- 3 T Mossop’s UMF 15+ Raw Manuka
Process squash in food processor. Remove to a separate bowl. In the food processor, process raisins and orange juice. Add raisin/orange mixture, nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey to the squash, and mix thoroughly. Spoon mixture onto a dehydrator tray with screen. Mash each cookie to a 1/2 in. thickness. Set the dehydrator at 145 degrees, and dehydrate for one hour. Reduce heat to 100 degrees, flip cookies, and continue to dehydrate to desired consistency (10–12 hours).
Raw Pumpkin Crumble Recipe
Pumpkin Filling Ingredients
§ 1 cup pumpkin puree
§ 3 tablespoons Mossop’s UMF 15+ Raw Manuka
§ 2 tablespoons coconut oil
§ 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
§ 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
§ 1 cup dried coconut
§ 1 cup pecans (or walnuts)
§ 1/4 dates
§ 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
§ 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Place all “pumpkin” ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.
Briefly process coconut, nuts and salt until pecans are reduced in size. Add dates and continue to process until mixture is coarse meal that still looks fluffy. Do not over-process. (You may still see small dark chunks of dates, but that’s okay.) Optional: Once crumble is done, you can add in dried cranberries for additional festive color. Once you are ready to eat, combine as you wish. Generally, the crumble should go on TOP because it won’t get soggy as quickly.
About Pacific Resources International
Sourcing Manuka Honey directly from New Zealand bee keepers since 1989, Pacific Resources International (PRI) is an exclusive importer of both high quality Pacific Sea Salt and an extensive range of Manuka Honeys from New Zealand. PRI sources directly from the primary producers to avoid unnecessary processing and to ensure the highest quality ingredients.
PRI recently launched Manuka Honey Blend Bio Active 5+, Manuka Lemon & Honey Lollipops, and NPA 10+ Manuka Honey Strawberry Lozenges. For a full list of PRI products, please visit www.shoppri.com.
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 Al Somai N, Coley K E, Molan P C, Hancock BM. Susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to the Antibacterial Activity of Manuka Honey. J. Royal Soc. Med. 87: 9-12, 1994.
“What’s Special about Manuka honey?” Waikato Honey Research Unit. Department of Biological Sciences University of Waikato. Published: 9-3-2009. Retrieved: 4-11-11
 Recipe adapted from Pretty Smart Raw Food Ideas. (http://prettysmartrawfoodideas.wordpress.com/holiday-recipes-thanksgiving-christmas/)
 Recipe adapted from The Rawtarian (http://www.therawtarian.com/)