Understanding Genuine Manuka Honey

Genuine Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is a monofloral honey produced from the nectar of the Manuka tree The word manuka is the Maori name of the tree and the tree is an indigenous native bush of New Zealand. Most Manuka trees grow in remote areas and genuine wilderness.

Genuine Manuka honey is exceptionally rare and unique to New Zealand. To ensure that you have purchased the best Manuka honey, the honey must be harvested, extracted, tested, certified and packed in New Zealand. 



Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) and concentration of dietary methylglyoxal (MGO) are both used to indicate the potency and strength of a Manuka honey. UMF is the most common grading systems for  Manuka honey and measures the presence of unique signature compounds such as Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal. THey then grade the honey by drawing comparison to the activity of a disinfectant, phenol, which has known antibacterial properties. For example, a UMF10+ means it had an equivalent antibacterial activity to a 10% concentrated phenol solution. 

MGO is reported in mg/kg, a rating of MGO 100+ simply means that this jar of Manuka honey contains at least 100mg of methylglyoxal for every 1 kg of honey.

There is a relationship and direct correlation between MGO and UMF. 

PURITI Manuka honey is tested and held to a higher standard.