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Manuka Honey

Prized for its unique health properties, Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the Manuka flower in the pristine forests of New Zealand.

MANUKA HONEY GRADING SYSTEM

What is UMF™?

Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New
Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties. The number represents the unique signature
compounds characteristic of this honey which ensures purity and quality. These include: the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and
Methylglyoxal (MGO).

Hover your cursor over each label to see its use and potency levels.

                            Daily Use                                                                                                                                                    Targeted Use


    Methylglyoxal (MGO):

                   Leptosperin:

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA):

Methylglyoxal (MGO)
MGO is the compound chiefly responsible for the antibacterial property of manuka honey and forms the basis of the UMF™ grading system.

Leptosperin
Leptosperin is also found in manuka nectar, and due to its unique abundance in manuka honey has been identified asthe most discerning characteristic to distinguish manuka honey from other honey types.

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
DHA is in the nectar of manuka flowers and converts into MGO once the bees gather the nectar and turn it into honey.

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