As traditional as we are

Die neuseeländische Familienimkerei TranzAlpine wurde im Jahr 1910 gegründet und liegt inmitten der absolut unberührten Natur der Südinsel Neuseelands. Bereits in der fünften Generation wird hier seit über 100 Jahren der hochwertige Manuka Honig geerntet. Das erfahrene Team besteht aus zehn Mitarbeitern. 

The partnership began in 2014. Since then, we have been the exclusive importer for the world-famous organic Manuka honeys of the TranzAlpine brand.

Certified organic for 30 years

For 30 years TranzAlpine has been certified according to the BioGro guidelines for organic beekeeping, which are comparable to the guidelines of the well-known organic associations in Germany, such as Naturland or Bioland. This certification confirms their sustainable working methods and commitment to the protection of bees and the environment.

TranzApline received special recognition this year when they were awarded the Organic NZ Award in the category "BRAND OF THE YEAR 2023". This award underlines their sustainable approach and commitment to high quality, organic beekeeping products.

„Als Familienunternehmen mit langjähriger Erfahrung vertreten TranzAlpine und HOYER die gleichen Werte und Ziele. Wir freuen uns mit TranzAlpine einen Partner an unserer Seite zu haben, welcher nach den strengen HOYER BIO-Qualitätsanforderungen arbeitet.“

Klaus Hoyer, Managing Director

Where does TranzAlpine Manuka Honey come from?

Worldwide unique - Manuka Honey

Was macht Manuka Honig so besonders?

Manuka Honig nimmt aufgrund seiner ungewöhnlich hohen Aktivität eine herausragende Sonderstellung ein. Im Institut für Lebensmittelchemie der TU Dresden konnte der Wirkstoff identifiziert werden, der in erster Linie dafür verantwortlich ist: Methylglyoxal (MGO). Im Gegensatz zu normalem Honig enthält nur der neuseeländische Manuka Honig einen bedeutend hohen Gehalt:

❗️Other honeys: 0 bis 20 mg/kg MGO

❗️Manuka honey: 20 bis 800 mg/kg MGO

The higher the content, the more intense the honey and the taste. As is usual with natural products, the differences in the MGO values of Manuka honey are based on factors such as location, weather influences, harvest time, storage...

Wie ist Manuka Honig entdeckt worden?

The South Sea myrtle, or manuka (Mānuka in Māori), is a shrub related to the Australian tea tree and is almost exclusively native to New Zealand. For many generations, manuka has been used as a medicinal plant by the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.

The effect of Manuka honey first attracted attention in the 1930s when New Zealand dairy farmers fed it to their cows and noticed that they suffered from diseases significantly less often than cows that had not previously been fed Manuka honey. Since the 1980s, scientific publications have increasingly referred to the abilities of Manuka honey.

In recent years, this extraordinary honey has also become known in Europe through further research (including at the Technical University of Dresden by Prof. Thomas Henle) and numerous media reports.

Was bedeutet die Angabe "MGO 250+"?

Die Angabe „MGO 250+“ bedeutet, dass mindestens 250 mg/kg des Wirkstoffes Methylglyoxal (MGO) enthalten sind.

The higher the content, the more intense the honey and the taste. As is usual with natural products, the differences in the MGO values of Manuka honey are based on factors such as location, weather influences, harvest time, storage...

Wie wird Manuka Honig verwendet?

Like other honeys, Manuka honey can of course be enjoyed on bread, in tea or in smoothies.

Due to its activity, Manuka honey is traditionally used externally and internally. If one follows the explanations of Detlef Mix, the well-known alternative practitioner and author of the book "Manuka Honey - A Natural Product with Extraordinary Healing Power", the rule of thumb is: "The longer the path of the honey to the place or body part of the complaints, the higher the MGO active strength should be".

You can also find more information about this on his website at "manuka-honig.org".

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