Manuka Honey – Why We Use it in Our Edibles
Do you know the benefits of Manuka honey and why it’s so special?
Ingredients are the essential building blocks of a quality edible, which is why we pride ourselves on using natural ingredients, such as Manuka Honey, to provide the best possible, highest quality product possible.
There’s a vast variety of cannabis edibles, each with their pros and cons. From the cannabis extract used to infuse the delectable edibles to the sweeteners included to make each edible so delicious, there’s an almost unlimited amount of variations and options available today for Canadian cannabis consumers.
At Sugar Jack’s, our edibles are infused with premium, flavourless THC distillate and sweetened with cane sugar and manuka honey.
Today, most edibles are either sweetened with regular sugar, palm oil, or corn syrup, so why do we use cane sugar and manuka honey?
Our choice of ingredients has to do with our commitment to natural, quality ingredients to deliver a fun experience without compromise.
Sugar Jack knows gummies and candy, so we know that not all sugars and sweeteners are made equal.
Natural cane sugar gives Sugar Jack’s gummies their signature, fun gummy chew while also providing a fuller-bodied taste compared to more processed sugars. Manuka honey is more expensive than regular honey, but we love using it in our edibles for various reasons, which we’ll go over today!
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey is a special kind of honey produced in Australia and New Zealand.
Unlike other honey forms, Manuka Honey comes from bees pollinating the native manuka bush in both countries.
So, what makes manuka honey so unique against other forms of honey?
Since it comes from the manuka plant, it has some pretty intense antibacterial and antibiotic properties. The manuka plant has a high dihydroxyacetone concentration, which honey bees convert into methylglyoxal, an antibacterial compound.
Another fantastic property of manuka honey is that it has also been found to act as an antioxidant, reducing inflammation.
Like sugars and sweeteners, not all forms of honey are made equally.
Below are three primary reasons why manuka honey is superior and why we use it in our gummies.
Manuka Honey Promotes Oral Health
Did you know that seven out of ten Canadians will develop gum disease at some point in their life?
The root cause of periodontal disease, or disease related to the gums, is when we let proper habits such as brushing teeth daily, watching out for plaque, and, most importantly, managing harmful bacteria present in our mouths fall to the side.
Our mouths are the perfect environment for breeding bacteria, and that’s why gum disease is so prevalent in today’s society, despite the constant brushing, flossing, and mouth-washing that we do daily.
Sugary snacks, such as our assorted gummies, certainly don’t contribute to keeping our teeth and gums clean.
However, we use natural ingredients because we believe that our gummies should make for a naturally good time, but also because we want beginner and expert cannabis users alike to feel good about the edibles they’re eating.
Scientific research has shown that manuka honey has the potential to act as an antibacterial, serving to stop the growth of plaque and gingivitis, causing bacteria such as P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans.
Don’t get us wrong. We’re certainly not advocating for you to eat our gummies instead of brushing your teeth. Still, chewing on a manuka honey-chew has been shown to reduce plaque and gingival bleeding.
It Soothes Sore Throats
Honey has long been used as a remedy for various ailments, but it’s most commonly used today to relieve sore throats.
Many lozenges available in supermarkets and convenience stores often feature a honey flavour. A hot cup of honey lemon tea is still the go-to remedy of choice for many ailing patients.
If regular honey can do that, just imagine what supercharged manuka honey can do!
In clinical trials, Streptococcus mutans, a type of bacteria found to cause sore throats, are effectively managed by consuming manuka honey.
Another study has found that manuka honey helped reduce inflammation of the esophageal lining and digestive tract, another area of the body responsible for causing sore throats.
So, the next time you have a sore throat from burning down a joint too fast, take a break and have one of Sugarjack’s assorted gummies instead.
Your soothed throat will thank you.
It Just Tastes Better
This is our subjective and personal opinion, but we genuinely believe that manuka honey just tastes better.
It has a nice, medium-bodied sweetness to it that isn’t overpowering to the point of being too sweet. Focusing on the taste, you might even be able to pick up on a few nutty notes and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
When Sugar Jack’s first started making edibles, we spent quite a bit of time figuring out what combination of sweeteners would deliver on our vision for natural quality and sweetness.
After sampling genuine manuka honey and experiencing its benefits, our mind was made up, and the rest was history.
Manuka Honey – How Sweet it is
Manuka honey hosts various medical and flavour benefits as opposed to other natural and artificial sweeteners.
It serves multiple purposes outside of merely making things taste better, operating as a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial supplement.
At Sugar Jack’s, we pride ourselves on committing to quality, natural ingredients without sacrificing flavour. We strive to create a delectable gummy experience without compromise, from incorporating manuka honey to natural flavouring sourced from real fruit.
Of course, our flavouring and ingredients aren’t the only things that are natural about our assorted gummies. To give our gummies their medical component, we use cannabis infusions created from scratch in-house without using any fillers or diluents.
Don’t believe us? Pick up a pack of our delectable edibles and experience the Sugarjack’s difference yourself!