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HVN1925 Metadata Record - Aotearoa's Monofloral Honeys - Science Creating Value

posted on 2024-05-03, 02:05 authored by Aaron McCallion, John van Klink

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Description: Project to determine the chemical composition of selected Aotearoa New Zealand monofloral honeys, identify consumer preferences and opportunities to enhance profitability of selected honeys.

This project focused on prominent native monofloral (single flower nectar) honey including kānuka, rata, rewarewa and kāmahi. Examples of honeys from across the different geographical regions of the Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa (TPT) rohe (territory/boundary) were analysed to search for specific chemical signatures and potential unique biomarkers. New knowledge gained from this project will provide further awareness of the unique properties and consumer value of lesser-known honeys by examining the consistency and flavours of honey that consumers prefer, as well as consumer perceptions of Māori values and provenance.



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Principal investigator organisation

Waka Digital and New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

Collaborating researchers and affiliations

Principal Investigators: - Aaron McCallion, Waka Digital, - Dr John van Klink, Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North Investigators: - Dr Derrylea Hardy (Massey University), - Wally Tangohau (Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust), - Merehira Savage (Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust), - Alistair Mowat (Thought Strategy), - Dr Roger Harker (Plant and Food Research), - Dr Sara Jaeger (Plant and Food Research), - Dr Karl Fraser (AgResearch Ltd)

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