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Frequently Asked Questions

Manuka Honey vs Sidr Honey

Manuka honey is a great honey that helps the body in many ways. Just like our Sidr honey. Some reports claim that Sidr honey might be about 10% better in terms of effectiveness. (Webmed)

Both are monofloral honeys, however their origin differs. The soil differs, the plants from which nectar is derived are different and ultimately the properties of each honey differ.

Sidr honey is a thick, luxurious, smooth delicious, golden-amber coloured honey, while manuka is a thinner grainy (or heated to a smooth creamy texture) honey and comes in various colours depending on its origin.

Our sidr has a TA rating of 43.3 which is extraordinary. If it was compared to mauka our honey should be sold at double its price (at least)

Our honey is produced by artisanal beekeepers that risk their lives trying to provide the best quality honey. This is the only profession they have. Beekeeping has been handed down to them by their fathers. This is how they support their families.

Manuka honey is backed up by large industries and is heavily marketed, so it’s known to most people. Sidr is less known in Australia and outside of the Middle East, so it isn’t as widely accepted. We encourage our customers to dig deep and learn more.

Where do you deliver?

We deliver to all parts of Australia excluding Western Australia.

Why has my honey crystallised?

Most raw, unheated honey will crystallise after some time. It doesn’t mean it’s spoiled or that it has lost its healing prosperities. It is still as nutritious and sweet as ever! In fact, the crystals prove that your honey is high quality and hasn’t been processed. It means that nutritious pollen hasn’t been filtered out and important enzymes haven’t been damaged by pasteurisation.

During colder winter months, the honey in your cabinet might begin to crystallise because of the lower temperatures. But for those of you who like to keep your honey slippery smooth, fill a bowl with warm water and let your bottle rest until the crystals dissipate. Be sure not to microwave your honey because the heat will destroy many of your favourite enzymes and vitamins!

Can I your products in-store?

Absolutely! Check out our stockist page for locations nearest to you.

Does my honey have a best before date?

Nope. Honey will not go bad, ever. In fact, they even discovered honey in the Egyptian tomb of King Tut, which was still edible 3000 years later! However, that said, do not use any dirty utensils in your honey, as it may contaminate it, which could allow for mold and bacteria to grow.

What is “Total Activity (TA)” in honey?

Total activity in honey describes the bacterial and fungal killing capacity of honey.

The TA is like a bacteria killing scale; the higher the TA, the greater the antimicrobial strength.

Any honey with a TA of greater than 10+ may have beneficial antimicrobial properties, and these properties are more effective as the TA level increases. A TA value of or above 30+ is exceptional.

High TA honey has strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties.

Here’s a rough mental comparison of TA to MGO (methylglyoxal rating for Manuka honey) to get a clearer idea of the meaning of TA levels.

Honey with the TA of 5+ will have a 100 MGO:
TA 10 = 263 MGO
TA 15 = 550 MGO
TA 20 = 829 MGO
TA 30 = 1625 MGO
TA 34 = 2001 MGO

Our Sidr honey has a TA of 43.4.

Now that’s what we’re talking about! Check the report yourself.

How do I store my honey?

Honey is best stored in an airtight container. It should be left in room temperature away from direct sunlight.

Can my todler eat honey?

Yes, but it should not be given to children under 12 months old.

Can I eat honey if I am pregnant

Sidr honey and Sùmra honey can be consumed during pregnancy. However, with Sâl honey, the locals consider it a hot honey and say it is best for pregnant women to avoid consumption