Best Manuka Honey for medicinal use and well-being

by Manuka Honey Team December 04, 2022 2 min read

Which Manuka Honey is best?

Many of the questions we get about our Manuka Honey products are about how to choose the best Manuka Honey. After all, it is the premium Honey in New Zealand with a worldwide reputation.

Whether it’s for a gift, for the first aid kit, or to enjoy as a sweetener, here’s how you can work out which Manuka Honey is best for you.

Which Manuka Honey is best to eat?

Manuka Honey is delicious. Its sweet, floral taste is the perfect addition to tea, porridge, toast and crumpets or on a cheese platter. Here’s one of our favourite recipes: Loaded oats with Manuka Honey

  • If you want a milder tasting everyday Manuka Honey, choose a Manuka Honey with 5+ UMF or less or MGO less than 100+
  • If you want a stronger tasting flavour or to take advantage of the unique superfood properties, choose a Manuka Honey with 10+ UMF or MGO 250+

Make your choice from our range of Manuka Honey jars and gift-packs (it’s in UMF/MGO grading order).

Which Manuka Honey is best for your skin?

Manuka Honey is one of the most luxurious ingredients you can use to keep your skin supple and bright.

 Which Manuka Honey is best for the first-aid kit?

Over the centuries, Honey has been used by traditional healers and doctors as a
natural remedy. The Egyptians, Greeks and field doctors during the wars all relied on honey.

In recent years scientists have looked into whether these traditional uses of Honey have any merit in our current modern first aid kit. And although the size and number of research studies are still small, there are fairly good indications that New Zealand Mānuka Honey really is a little bit special.

Read more about the health benefits of Manuka Honey here.

Choose one of the Manuka Honey first aid products we’ve sourced that are specifically labelled for that use.

Which Manuka Honey is best for anti-viral and immune support?

A healthy immune system can help fight infections all year round, not just in winter. 

  • Choose products which show they have MGO 250+ or UMF 10+ Manuka Honey as the active ingredient
  • Look for products that also contain propolis (another bee product), echinacea, zinc or vitamin C for an extra boost
  • We have a range of products for children to keep your kids thriving
    throughout winter.


We think you’ll agree there’s a Manuka Honey for every occasion. Every day, a bit of a treat, a natural healer and a unique gift from New Zealand.

Select your Manuka Honey products now

Suggested products:


 Native Kiwi 10+ UMF Manuka Honey

Kare 15+ UMF Manuka Honey Twin Pack


Manuka South 20+ UMF Manuka Honey


Puriti 31+ UMF Manuka Honey