Manuka honey is highly valued across the world. It is used in the finest restaurants, celebrities love it and it’s a key ingredient in many of the best quality skincare products. But what makes it so different to other honey? The answer is methylglyoxal. Methylglyoxal is what gives manuka honey its antibacterial activity. It is found in other honeys, but in much lower amounts. The concentration of methylglyoxal in the mānuka honey determines its rating. You will see MGO or UMF ratings on genuine manuka honey.
MANUKA RATING EXPLAINED (MGO VS UMF)
The UMF, or Unique Manuka Factor, was the recognised standard for rating manuka honey for many years. It measured three compounds found in mānuka honey - leptosperin, DHA and methylglyoxal. Recently, however, further research determined that it is the methylglyoxal content alone that determines the antibacterial activity of the honey, which is what makes manuka honey so special. The MGO rating was therefore created to indicate the presence of this valuable compound. It reduces confusion as it doesn’t take into account any of the other compounds or properties found in the honey, just the methylglyoxal content. You’ll see an MGO (an abbreviation of methylglyoxal) rating on our honeys. It measures how many milligrams of methylglyoxal is in each kilogram of honey. The minimum amount needed to be classified as manuka honey (as opposed to a manuka blend) is 100mg/kg. This would be rated as MGO 100+. MGO 200+ has at least 200mg of methylglyoxal per kg of honey, MGO 300+ is 300mg/kg etc. The higher concentration of MGO in the honey, the higher the antibacterial activity.
MGO vs UMF RATING
Our honeys range from MGO 100+ to MGO 800+. Here’s a comparison of what our MGO ratings would be as a UMF rating.
MG (MGO) Auribee®
UMF Other brands
Manuka MG300+ (500g)
Made by bees in the most pristine environments in New Zealand and independently certified for its methylglyoxal content, you can rest assured you’re getting the very best quality with Auribee Mānuka Honey. MG300+ (equivalent to UMF 11+) is perfect for those looking to add a little mānuka honey into their well-being regime. You can use it to sweeten your tea, add it to your cereal or smoothies or just eat it off the spoon. Such a treat!
Auribee manuka honey is independently tested by a qualified laboratory and rated according the the concentration of methylglyoxal found. You can be confident that the honey you buy is exactly what it says on the jar. We guarantee the quality of our honey by supplying laboratory test reports for each batch of honey you buy from us.
100% PURE & HALAL
Our honey is antibiotic, GMO or any other additives free and is as pure as nature intended. Also all of our honey is HALAL certified.
RMP CERTIFIED FACILITY
Our company operates under the Risk Management Program (RMP) registered number #BRAGUTA5Q .This number is the New Zealand Government's audit trail from the shelf back to the actual hive site and NZ packing operation for the batch number found on the jar. We can trace every jar of our honey back to where and when it was collected, and guarantee that our customers get only the finest manuka honey New Zealand has to offer.
We guarantee our customers only the best quality honey. It starts with our beekeepers, who will only place their hives in the most pristine environments with an abundance of manuka plants for the bees to collect their nectar from. When the manuka finishes flowering, towards the end of the New Zealand summer, the hives are collected for the honey to be gently extracted. Every drop is then independently tested in a specialist laboratory to ensure that it meets our exacting standards. The honey is graded according to the methylglyoxal content, which is the key compound responsible for the antibacterial activity of manuka honey. We can trace every jar of our honey back to where and when it was collected, and guarantee that our customers get only the finest manuka honey New Zealand has to offer.
We place hives in the most pristine environments with an abundance of manuka plants for the bees to collect their nectar from.
Extraction & Packaging
The process we use to extract honey does not damage the honeycomb, which is returned to the hive.
100% quality control
Our honey is independently tested in a specialist laboratory to ensure that it meets our exacting standards.
Packing & Delivery
SHIPPING & MOQ
MOQ = 1 box (12 jars) Box dimensions 280 x 215 x 130mm (6.5kg) We ship to anywhere in the world. For a free product sample please enquire: Whatsapp: +64211548275