Jellybush and Manuka Honey not only has special therapeutic qualities, but it is also very distinctive in taste, smell, colour and consistency.
It is perhaps sweeter than non-medical honeys although the sweetness of it is balanced by a slightly savory or “spicy” aftertaste. You also know you have authentic Jellybush or Manuka honey because it is very apparently richer than non-medical or ordinary culinary honey.
Authentic Jellybush and Manuka honey is also substantially thicker or less viscous than normal culinary honey, making it easier to spread or apply to wounds or wound dressings.
Take special note of the colour when evaluating if you have purchase authentic Jellybush or Manuka honey, as it is usually darker and somewhat translucent.