WHAT IS MANUKA HONEY?
Manuka Honey is a unique New Zealand honey from
the Manuka tree (Leptospermum Scoparium), a native of New Zealand.
Manuka Honey is widely regarded as the finest honey in the world
with its unique properties being widely regarded by scientists and
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) DHA is a compound
naturally present in Manuka flower nectar, and is a precursor to
the development of MGO.
Leptosperin This is a naturally-occurring
compound found only in the nectar of Manuka and some
The UMF grading system is currently related to
the level of methylglyoxal MGO found in the honey for example:
Methylglyoxal Level UMF
≥83 mg/kg 5+
≥263 mg/kg 10+
≥514 mg/kg 15+
≥573 mg/kg 16+
≥696 mg/kg 18+
≥829 mg/kg 20+
≥1200 mg/kg 25+
≥1449 mg/kg 28+