Not all Mānuka honey is created equally. So it’s important to know what to look for on the label.
All pure monofloral Mānuka Honeys come in varying degrees of strength. Different brands use different grading systems to highlight the strength. UMF and MGO/MG are the most commonly used grading systems and the most trusted.
If a honey doesn’t have a rating then generally it’s considered a Mānuka Honey Blend or Multifloral Mānuka Honey - these delicious pots of honey still contain Mānuka Honey but they contain lower levels of Mānuka Honey than those with a UMF/MGO rating. Mānuka Honey Blends or Multifloral Mānuka Honey are generally cheaper and contain honey from the nectar of many flowers, or have been blended with other types of honey.
Here’s how the UMF and MGO/MG ratings line up:
All pure monofloral Manuka Honeys come in varying degrees of strength. Different brands use different grading systems to highlight the strength or bioactivity. UMF and MGO are the most commonly used grading systems and the most trusted.
|MGO (Methylgloxal) is one of the chemical markers found in Manuka Honey||As part of the quality process, independent testing measures four key signature markers - MGO, Leptosperin, HMF and DHA|
|MGO 80||UMF 5+|
|MGO 260||UMF 10+|
|MGO 510||UMF 15+|
|MGO 690||UMF 18+|
|MGO 830||UMF 20+|
|MGO 1200||UMF 25+|
|MGO 1620||UMF 30+|
New Zealand is famous for its rare and remarkable Manuka Honey.
Not only is it a delicious natural sweetener but it has some unique properties that earned it a title as a super-food due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Shop from our huge range of different Manuka Honeys including Manuka Honey UMF/ MGO, Manuka Honey Blends and Kids Manuka Honey.
If you need help with making your choice please check this blog.