UMF vs. MGO

 

You may have seen the term UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) – which some other honey makers use to measure the Manuka unique signature compounds in their honey. We use the MGO rating number because it tells us how much methylglyoxal is in the honey.

 

Here’s a handy conversion table.

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UMF vs. MGO

 

You may have seen the term UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) – which some other honey makers use to measure the Manuka concentration in their honey. We use the MGO rating number because it tells us how much methylglyoxal is in the honey.

 

Here’s a handy conversion table.

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what’s methylglyoxal when it’s at home then?

 

Glad you asked. Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a special natural sugar found in high quantities in honey made from high concentrations of Manuka nectar. MGO has been scientifically proven to have antibacterial and antiviral properties. And these properties are stable under heat (up to at least 95°C), light, enzymes and bodily fluids.

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what’s methylglyoxal when it’s at home then?

 

Glad you asked. Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a special natural sugar found in high quantities in honey made from high concentrations of Manuka nectar.

why we chose the MGO rating system?

 

Dr Peter Molan MBE, a University of Waikato professor, conducted plenty of research into the unique properties of Manuka honey. Long before harvesting any honey, we set out to work with him to create premium Manuka honey with nothing to hide. Based on Peter’s advice, we decided to use the MGO rating system and set our minimum MGO level at 300. He was also keen for us to educate consumers about Manuka honey labelling, because he felt the biggest problem consumers face is confusion over exactly what’s in the jar.

Sadly, Peter passed away in 2015. But we’ll never forget his enthusiasm, curiosity and downright cleverness, and plan to keep making sure Manuka honey deserves the trust of honey lovers. That’s why we independently test and guarantee the MGO level in every batch.

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why we chose the MGO rating system?

 

Dr Peter Molan MBE, a University of Waikato professor, conducted plenty of research into the unique properties of Manuka honey. Long before harvesting any honey, we set out to work with him to create premium Manuka honey with nothing to hide. Based on Peter’s advice, we decided to use the MGO rating system and set our minimum MGO level at 300. He was also keen for us to educate consumers about Manuka honey labelling, because he felt the biggest problem consumers face is confusion over exactly what’s in the jar.

Sadly, Peter passed away in 2015. But we’ll never forget his enthusiasm, curiosity and downright cleverness, and plan to keep making sure Manuka honey deserves the trust of honey lovers. That’s why we independently test and guarantee the MGO level in every batch.

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the benefits of

Manuka Honey

 

The rather special properties of Manuka honey are well known in scientific circles. New Zealand food regulations mean we can’t make any therapeutic or medical claims for our favourite sweet stuff (although we can definitely declare its deliciousness). But we do hear from our customers about the wonderful ways they use Manuka honey. And if you’re searching for info, look for a source that’s backed by scientific evidence.

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the benefits of

Manuka Honey

 

The rather special properties of Manuka honey are well known in scientific circles. New Zealand food regulations mean we can’t make any therapeutic or medical claims for our favourite sweet stu (although we can definitely declare its deliciousness). But we do hear from our customers about the wonderful ways they use Manuka honey for their overall wellbeing. And if you’re searching for info, look for a source that’s backed by scientific evidence.

MANUKA HONEY USES:

 



Foodies love Manuka Honey for its rich, complex bittersweet flavour that adds another dimension to food. Great for glazing, preserves and baking.

 



A spoonful a day to look after yourself and stay feeling tip top - as a part of a healthy balanced diet.

 



A soothing, indulgent ingredient in home pampering - for naturally nourished skin and hair.

 

Which Manuka honey should I choose?

Which Manuka honey should I choose?

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The True Honey Co. 300 MGO 400g
The True Honey Co. 700 MGO 250g
The True Honey Co. 1000 MGO 75g
 

A rich golden colour, this 300+ MGO Manuka honey is smooth and slightly creamy textured, with a distinctive flavour that adds complexity to your recipes, and a soothing sweetness to hot drinks.

Every batch of True Honey Co. Manuka honey is independently tested and guaranteed to contain at least 300mg Methylglyoxal per kg.

 

A buttery toffee colour, this sought after 700+ MGO Manuka honey is rich and densely bittersweet.

Every batch of True Honey Co. Manuka honey is independently tested and guaranteed to contain at least 700mg Methylglyoxal per kg.

 

This extremely rare, super high potency 1000+ MGO Manuka honey has some of the highest Manuka purity you will find anywhere. The tingle you feel at the back of the throat is a mark of its concentration of Manuka.

Every batch of True Honey Co. Manuka honey is independently tested and guaranteed to contain at least 1000mg Methylglyoxal per kg.

great for cooking

The True Honey Co. 300 MGO 400g

great for everyday wellbeing

The True Honey Co. 700 MGO 250g

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Nutritional Information 300+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 300+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 300+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 300mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 500+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 500+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 500+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 500mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 700+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 700+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 700+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 700mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 850+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 850+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 850+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 850mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 1000+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 1000+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 1000+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 1000mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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