When it comes to manuka honey, it’s important to know what you’re buying. I recently learned a lot from Manuka Honey Singapore about how honey is rated and certified. We are all very familiar with the MGO (Methylglyoxal) number that measures this antibacterial compound in honey.

However, there is a more complete and advanced grading system called the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF that measures not just MGO but also Leptosperin (the natural chemical only found from Manuka plants) and DHA. The UMF rating certifies genuine Manuka honey from New Zealand. This number is usually between 5 to 25, and the MGO numbers are usually higher, so this can cause confusion when you’re buying manuka honey.

The parities are something like this: 

UMF 5 = MGO83

UMF10 = MGO263

UMF15 = MGO514

UMF20 = MGO829

UMF25 = MGO1200


photo from Pouatu Manuka

UMF 5+ is table grade honey, good for normal usage, like adding to your coffee, tea or food. Use UMF 10+ or 15 for wellness, e.g. eating a teaspoon once you get up in the morning, drinking by mixing with only plain water. UMF 15 to 20 is antibacterial grade and good for wounds, skin treatment and other therapy uses. The higher the number, the more rare and potent it is.


photo from Pouatu Manuka 

Manuka honey is really rare and difficult to harvest. The manuka bush (native to New Zealand) grows at a certain altitude and the harvest window is only 2-6 weeks. Helicopters are often used to fly in the beehives to collect the nectar. This is why it’s even more important to have this expensive honey quality tested and assured.      (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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