A PASSION FOR HONEY
A health powerhouse all on its own, honey’s benefits are further increased when coupled with passionfruit. Here’s all you need to know about this dynamic duo
Business is humming in the heart of Rotorua, especially at Streamland Honey where the launch of its latest Passionfruit ‘n Honey flavour combination is creating a bit of a buzz. As a pioneering young Kiwi honey brand, its focus is on the evolving future of the New Zealand honey industry, which means keeping traditional honey cras alive while championing the next generation of beekeepers.
Honey’s wellness rewards as both a food and medicine have long been celebrated, and the company’s new flavour pairing is set to be particularly beneficial for a number of reasons.
“The health benefits of honey go way beyond its delicious taste,” explains Streamland Honey Director Bre Bargh, who – along with his wife and business partner, Maggie – sources honey from hives all over the country to create the brand’s unique blends. The couple, who have grown the company from several staff to an international brand company in just over five years, continue to innovate their products and deliver at least four new concept honey products to the market each year. They have had great success with blending honey with fruit – think Lemon ‘n Honey and Cranberry ‘n Honey – and export their honey around the world. The new flavour addition to the range again showcases their skill at blending the perfect fruit with their exceptional honey, with the tart notes of the passionfruit perfectly balancing the beautiful sweetness of the honey.
“Passionfruit ‘n Honey is a combination of
100 percent pure New Zealand honey and natural passionfruit extract,” says Bre. “Passionfruit is a good source of nutrients, especially fibre, vitamin C and vitamin A. It is a common belief that the combination of honey and passionfruit can help with a long list of common ailments, including digestive issues, acne and weight gain.”
Add to that honey’s proven antioxidant and antibacterial properties – particularly in Kiwiproduced manuka honey – and it’s easy to see why
honey has been regarded as one of nature’s superfoods since ancient times.
Of course, honey is uerly delicious, too. “It’s a natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies,” says Bre. And if you’ve been doing any exercise, there is more good news, as honey is also known to help reduce muscle fatigue.
Pop a scoop in your smoothie for a burst of flavour, drizzle it over yoghurt for a mid-morning brain boost or add it to a decadent cheese plaer shared with friends on a warm summer’s eve. However you choose to use Streamland Honey, you know you’re not just giving yourself a delectable treat – coupled with the circulation- and immunity-boosting benefits of passionfruit, you’re also improving your health from the inside out.