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About MGO Manuka Honey


Mānuka honey is highly valued internationally but it's not just for its rich and smooth taste. When we look at honey through a glass, you will see a lot more than just the light amber color.

What makes Mānuka different to other honey is its methylglyoxal compounds. It is this concentrated antibacterial activity that makes Mānuka honey known for it's antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.    

Therefore we are then introduced to MGO, a rating system that helps determine the concentration of methylglyoxal. And in simple terms, the higher the rating, the more antibacterial activity there is.

Halal Mānuka Honey

Mānuka honey is natural and medicinal honey produced by bees that pollinate the flowers of the Mānuka bush in New Zealand.

Our Mānuka Honey is halal-certified, so you can enjoy the health benefits without having to worry about breaking Islamic dietary laws. Research suggests that Mānuka honey helps strengthen your immune system and assists in healing cuts, scrapes and burns.

Bees are an integral part of our world‘s food chain and play a key role in pollinating food crops from across the globe. Here in New Zealand, we are lucky to have the native Mānuka trees where bees gather pollen and make Mānuka honey. This tree (Leptospermum scoparium), is the magic ingredient to give this Mānuka honey its healing properties. Through our careful extraction process of Mānuka honey, we have gained Halal certification/have become halal accredited.

We use machines to filter out most of the pollen, wax and other bits of stuff that are in raw Mānuka Honey. This makes our Mānuka honey easier on your digestive system because your body doesn't have to work as hard. So when you take a spoonful of our Mānuka honey, it has all the good things that come with raw Mānuka honey, but without the gritty texture. Mānuka honey is the perfect substitute for sugar in tea, and with our halal certification, you can be happy to know it’s a great product to eat.

What is Mānuka?

Mānuka is a native New Zealand tree. Its official name is Leptospermum Scoparium and has been used in traditional Maori medicine (Rongoā Māori) for many years to treat wounds, burns, inflammation and digestive complaints.

Mānuka honey is native to New Zealand and produced by bees that pollinate the flowers of the Mānuka bush. It contains active compounds, giving it natural antimicrobial properties – and this makes it stand out from regular honey. It contains active compounds, giving it natural antimicrobial properties and helps to fend off a wide range of ailments, such as gingivitis, colds and coughs.

Why choose Mānuka Honey?

Mānuka honey has two powerful properties that make it beneficial for your health. A 2012 study found that the antimicrobial activity in Mānuka Honey was greater than those of lemon juice, cranberry juice or hydrogen peroxide (in toothpaste). This means that unlike other products on the market, Mānuka Honey can provide a safe and natural way to kill bacteria in your mouth and help reduce plaque and gingivitis.

Mānuka honey is a multi-purpose product that has many uses and benefits. Whether you need to soothe an upset stomach, heal a burn, reduce acne or relieve the effects of a sinus infection, honey can help.

We know that the only way to ensure you get a quality product is to make it. That’s why we carry our own Bee Society Honey, denoting the quality and purity of each jar of honey.

What is a healthy portion of Mānuka Honey?

Mānuka honey is packed with vitamins and minerals and contains antibacterial properties that may help to boost your immune system. It can be used in a variety of ways in everyday cooking – as a sweetener for porridge, overnight oats or granola and in salad dressings or desserts. The recommended maximum daily portion is two teaspoons of Mānuka honey (15g). 

Note: Take Manuka honey with caution if you are allergic to bees and report any adverse reactions to your natural health care provider immediately.