Regular or commercial honey is pasteurised (heated to high temperatures) and filtered to kill any yeast that may be present in order to prevent fermentation. Regular honey is smooth and uniform in colour.
“Raw honey is honey in its natural state, meaning it has not been strained, filtered or heated. It can be made from any type of flower or plant, including manuka,” The minimal processing of raw honey is often why it includes particles of wax, propolis and pollen.
As stated above, manuka honey is honey sourced only from the manuka plant and contains different UMF ratings depending on the product.
“Compared to regular honey, manuka honey looks darker and thicker and is more difficult to spread.”