Enjoy the sweet, delicious taste of Manuka honey, a type of honey unique to New Zealand that has been used for its therapeutic and medicinal abilities for centuries. Manuka’s key natural compounds have shown to possess antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can be used for daily immune support, to aid digestive and gut health, as a natural pre-workout energy boost, to soothe coughs and sore throats, and as a sweetener for beverages. It can be eaten straight from the jar or added to toast, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, or tea.
The major antibacterial component in Manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). In Manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound, dihydroxyacetone, that is found in high concentration in the nectar of Manuka flowers. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect.
The scale for rating the potency of Manuka honey is called UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and reflects the concentration of MG. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, Manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF. Honey at or above that level is marketed as “UMF Manuka Honey” or “Active Manuka Honey.” This 8.8oz jar of Manuka honey has a UMF rating of 15+.