What is Manuka Honey?
This rare and special New Zealand honey is made from the nectar of the native Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium), which our clever bees collect and transform into Manuka honey, highly valued for its rare and complex properties. It is the nectar of the New Zealand Manuka flower that contributes the unique natural ingredients to Manuka honey that make it so different to other honeys.
What is MGO ?
MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so special.
Not all Manuka honey is created equal and MGO levels can vary greatly. Every jar of Manuka Health MGO Manuka Honey is tested and certified for natural MGO content. The MGO number tells you how much MGO is in your jar of honey – simple.
Benefits of Methylglyoxal found in Manuka Honey
Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and likely responsible for these antibacterial effects. Additionally, manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay and improving digestive.
- UMF® 15+ guarantees the level of UMF® is between UMF® 15 and UMF® 20
- The special UMF® property is not found in all Manuka honey
- A natural alternative to sugar and sweeteners.
- 100% New Zealand made.
- No added colours, additives, flavours or preservatives.
- Each batch of UMF® Manuka honey is tested and certified by accredited laboratories in New Zealand.
How it works
The UMF® grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka honey, and assures purity & quality, please see www.umf.org.nz.
For thousands of years, honey has been known for its special properties. Certain honey from specific plants have a greater range of attributes than others, and the honey that comes from some varieties of the New Zealand Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) is one of these.
Spread generously onto bread or toast, enjoy as an eating experience by itself, or mix with warm water and enjoy as a soothing drink. Delicious when added to a marinade and/or used as a cooking agent. Add as required into herbal or Asian teas, marinades, and Asian cooking.
Do not give honey to babies under 1 year of age.