New Zealand Mānuka Honey (MGO)
Quality factors that matter in mānuka honey
MGO for potency
Methylglyoxal, to give it its full name, is the source of golden Mānuka honey’s special antibacterial properties and an important potency measure. The higher the MGO, the stronger the concentration of MGO. The UMFTM guarantee means that you can be sure that Mānuka honey bearing the UMFTM mark contains the special activity.
LEPTOSPERIN FOR AUTHENTICITY
Leptosperin is a compound found only in mānuka flower nectar and can only be created by nature. Measuring this unique component ensures the authenticity of Mānuka honey. Laboratory research also shows leptosperin content has anti-inflammatory properties that grows as the UMFTM scale increases.
DHA FOR SHELF LIFE
Dihydroxyacetone is slowly converted to MGO in healthy
living honey. The higher the DHA content, the longer the life of the MGO content in your Mānuka honey – which is why the best mānuka honey must have more than 70 mg/ kg DHA to be UMFTM certified.
HMF FOR FRESHNESS
We test for hydroxymethylfurfural, since this long-named compound assures honey has not been overheated or stored too long, and is in the best condition to maintain the unique blend of living properties in mānuka honey as promised by your favourite supplier.
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