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by Manuka Honey Team July 05, 2023 4 min read

Unlocking the Benefits: The Advantages of Ultra-High Grade Manuka Honey Compared to Mid or Low Range UMF

Why choose an ultra-high grade Manuka Honey over mid or low range UMF?

In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of Manuka Honey, renowned for its unique taste and exceptional health benefits.

Within the realm of Manuka Honey, you'll often come across terms like UMF and MGO, along with discussions of high and low grades. While UMF 5+ Manuka Honey is widely available and very affordable, it falls under the category of low grade Manuka Honey, offering minimal therapeutic benefits. On the other hand, high-grade UMF/MGO luxury Manuka Honey, such as UMF 25+ or even rare ratings like 30+ and 34+ stand out from their lower-grade counterparts for various reasons.

Let's delve into the world of high-grade UMF/MGO luxury Manuka Honey and explore how it sets itself apart from the lower-grade and more affordable alternatives.

The Power of UMF/MGO:

To understand the distinction between high and low grades of Manuka Honey, it's crucial to understand the significance of UMF and MGO. UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and MGO (Methylglyoxal) are two different rating systems that measure the presence of Methylglyoxal, a compound known for its antibacterial properties, within Manuka Honey. The higher the UMF or MGO rating, the greater the concentration of Methylglyoxal and, consequently, the stronger the potential therapeutic benefits.

High-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey represents the pinnacle of quality and purity within the world of honey. With its unrivalled therapeutic potential, exquisite flavour, and strict certification standards, it's undoubtedly a cut above the rest.

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The High-Grade UMF/MGO Experience:

  1. Enhanced Medicinal Properties: The higher concentration of Methylglyoxal in high-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey provides enhanced antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it an excellent choice for supporting health such overall immune health, wound healing, digestive wellness, and combating common ailments. Any rating higher than 10+ UMF is considered to have medicinal benefits. The higher the rating the greater the medicinal strength is.

  2. Unique Flavour Profile: High-grade Manuka Honey possesses a distinctive and robust flavour profile that sets it apart from the lower graded Manuka Honeys. Its rich, earthy notes, complemented by a subtle sweetness, make it a gourmet delight for culinary explorations. Whether you're using it as a natural sweetener, a flavour enhancer, or enjoying it on its own, the taste of high-grade Manuka Honey is an exquisite experience and quite unique in the world of honey.

  3. Purity, Authenticity, and Rigorous Testing: High-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey is sourced from pristine and remote regions of New Zealand, where the Manuka plant thrives in its purest form. The production process undergoes meticulous monitoring by independent laboratories and professional industry associations to ensure authenticity and prevent adulteration. This guarantees that the honey you consume is genuine and of the highest quality. Furthermore, high-grade Manuka Honey undergoes rigorous testing by independent laboratories to earn UMF or MGO certification. This certification guarantees antibacterial potency and overall quality, ensuring you receive the promised health benefits.

High-Grade Manuka Honey – The Luxury of Gift-Giving

In addition to personal indulgence, high-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey offers a unique opportunity for luxurious gift-giving experiences. The prestige associated with Manuka Honey stems from its rare and limited availability, making it a highly sought-after product among discerning individuals. By presenting a jar of this exquisite honey as a gift, one can convey a sense of sophistication, refinement, and exclusivity.

In the world of luxury, trends often emerge, and Manuka Honey has become a prominent feature in the gifting landscape. As people increasingly prioritise health and wellness, this exceptional honey has gained recognition for its remarkable medicinal properties, which further adds to its desirability. Choosing Manuka Honey as a gift reflects not only the giver's discerning taste but also their consideration for the recipient's wellbeing.

Status plays a crucial role in luxury gift-giving, and high-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey serves as a symbol of distinction and social standing. The association with a premium product that is meticulously sourced and carefully crafted showcases the giver's appreciation for the finer things in life.

Furthermore, the stunning packaging of high-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey adds another layer of allure to its luxury appeal. Renowned brands often invest in elaborate and elegant packaging designs, featuring sleek glass jars, intricate labels, and luxurious embellishments. The presentation of Manuka Honey as a gift is a visual delight that enhances the overall experience, evoking a sense of anticipation and excitement.

Why is high grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey so expensive?

It's understandable that the premium price of high-grade UMF/MGO Manuka Honey might raise the question as to how this comes to be. However, when you consider the painstaking processes involved in its production, which often involves helicopters to reach the pure, remote areas where Manuka trees can be found, the short Manuka flowering season and the independent and detailed laboratory testing to ensure purity, safety and accurate grading levels, not to mention the exquisite packaging, it becomes clear that Manuka Honey production is a heavily involved process. Learn more about the incredible and remote harvest process here >. Add the elevated therapeutic properties it offers, which creates high demand in multiple industries such as the beauty and culinary industry, authentic Manuka Honey has limited availability globally.

High-grade Manuka Honey is a rare and precious gift from nature, crafted with utmost care to provide you or the receiver with a truly exceptional experience.

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UMF MGO conversion table and Manuka Honey medicinal usage