How do you classify manuka honey?

How do you classify manuka honey?

Manuka honey is graded using a system called the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). The UMF number on the label represents the amount of MGO in the bottle. That number can range from UMF 5+ to UMF 20+. The higher the UMF rating, the more antibacterial activity Manuka honey has — and the more potent it is.

What does MGO 83 mean in manuka honey?

MGO stands for Methylglyoxal which is the organic compound responsible for Manuka honey’s strong antibacterial properties. Scientists are still researching exactly how methylglyoxal works with other components to produce Manuka’s unique health benefits. Our Red Label Manuka Honey is certified as MGO 83+ Manuka Honey.

What level Manuka honey is medical grade?

10+ MGS
According to Molan Gold Standard (MGS), ManukaMed demonstrated the highest MGS levels and the lower pH in the wound bed compared with other commercial Manuka honey products. Medical grade honey requires a 10+ MGS. Optimal pH levels in the wound bed range from 3.5-4.2.

Is wedderspoon Manuka honey UMF certified?

No, Wedderspoon manuka honey is not UMF certified. Instead, Wedderspoon use the KFactor rating system, which assesses the honey according to the following: Non-GMO certified. Traceable from the hive to the home.

Is New Zealand Manuka honey better than Australian?

But Australian producers deny there is a difference in the quality of their honey. “Our honey has the same chemical composition as New Zealand honey,” said Paul Callander, President of the Australian Manuka Honey Association.

Whats the difference between KFactor 12 and 16?

KFactor™ 16 is guaranteed to meet or exceed the standard for Monofloral Manuka Honey set by the MPI (the Ministry for Primary Industries) in New Zealand. KFactor™ 12 is guaranteed to meet or exceed the standard for Multifloral Manuka Honey set by the MPI in New Zealand.

What strength of manuka honey does Holland and Barrett sell?

The Manuka honey Holland and Barrett sells ranges from MGO 40 to MGO 1000 – so you can decide on what strength best suits your needs. The New Zealand government tests this too, so you can rest assured that it is of a high quality and 100% authentic manuka honey.

What is manuka honey?

Manuka Doctor-specialists in high quality New Zealand Harvested Manuka Honey, guaranteed from Hive to Home. MGO (Methylglyoxal) rating in Manuka honey is derived from DHA which is naturally present in the nectar of the Manuka Bush. Within the hive DHA undergoes he Maillard reaction to form MGO.

What is the UMF rating of manuka honey?

The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect. Honey producers have a scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor. The UMF rating reflects the concentration of MG.

Is manuka honey good for sore throat?

If your throat is feeling sore, one of the best ways to enjoy Manuka honey is to stir it into hot water or tea. A study by The Journal Of Oral Rehabilitation highlighted that consuming Manuka honey has the ability to significantly lower the level of Streptococcus mutans – aka the bacteria that causes sore throats. 4