Manuka honey is a natural product made by bees from Manuka flowers. The world’s most sought-after honey with the most health-promoting properties!

These honeys are brought from Australia and New Zealand, but are tested for freshness and quality. In addition, they come from beekeepers who care for the environment and seek the highest quality honey.

Index:

  1. Our rawmanuka honey
  2. Benefits and properties
  3. Recommendations
  4. Indications
  5. Origin
  6. Opinions

Summary: Manuka honey is a fantastic honey with many health benefits. This honey is imported from New Zealand. It is also available in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.

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1. Our raw manuka honey

Firstly, we show you the most important characteristics of manuka honey:

a) Color

Raw Manuka honey has a matte amber color.

b) Aroma

In the mouth, sour, salty and sweet notes can be appreciated with a characteristic aroma of this tree.

c) Manuka bush

Manuka is a shrub or tree that grows in New Zealand and Southeast Australia, “Leptosdpermum-scoparium”. This plant is a wild plant and can reach up to 15 meters in height.

d) Flowering and collection

Manuka flowers in spring in the Southern Hemisphere, so it is an early honey in the Southern Hemisphere.

Video 1: Manuka flowers

2. Levels of monofloral MGO in our manuka honey

Our manuka honey from Manuka World, we have the following MGO levels.

  • Manuka MGO 100+
  • Manuka MGO 250+
  • Manuka MGO 400+
  • Manuka MGO 550+
  • Manuka MGO 1000+

We don’t have all of them in our shop at the moment, but you can contact us if you need one and we will supply it for you.

3. Benefits and properties of Manuka honey

This honey is the honey that has the most beneficial properties of all. Because it contains higher proportions of methylglyoxal (MG), a component with enormous anti-bacterial capacity.

The MG in this honey comes from the conversion of a compound found in this honey, dihydroxyacetone, very abundant in the nectar of the flower of Manuka, which further enhances the anti-bacterial power of this honey.

Also compiling different research articles, we have found the following:

  • According to research carried out by three universities, one in Australia, one in the United States and one in China, manuka honey has the following health benefits:
  • It has stimulating properties of the immune system. This is due to different flavonoids that has this honey.
    Battery and antiviral properties: This honey has been used for millennia to heal wounds.
  • Also in this research mentions the effects it has to prevent ulcers.
  • Rich in aantioxidants, which will have anti-inflammatory effects and reduce the likelihood of degenerative diseases such as cancer and Parkinson.
  • Anti-cancer properties: Components of manuka have an effect of helping to reduce the proliferation of cancer cells.

They also recommend more research. Because they believe that this honey that almost everyone knows, has many more properties.

a) What is MGO?

MGO is the abbreviation for methylglyoxal, a compound found in high concentrations in manuka flowers, which the bees collect from them and which remains in the manuka honey. The advantage of this compound is that it is a bactericide that is not neutralised by intestinal enzymes, so it maintains its effectiveness for as long as it remains in the body. As a result, it helps with stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers and gastritis.

a) Raw manuka honey and helicobacter pylori

In addition, one of the great properties of this honey is its effectiveness against helicobacter pylori.

According to the latest research, manuka honey is very effective for treating stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. Manuka honey also has the ability to help kill helicobacter pylori bacteria, which is one of the causes of stomach ulcers.

c) Why is manuka honey more effective than other honeys?

All honeys have bactericidal capacity, however, manuka honey has this property from a compound that other honeys do not have, this compound is methylglyoxal (MGO) and the compound defensin (Bee defensin). These compounds have a much more potent bactericidal activity than the peroxides found in other honeys.

4. Recommendations

Honey of Manuka is one of the honeys we should always have at home for its enormous beneficial properties, being used since ancient times as a medicine.

Great cooks use Manuka honey to make cheese cakes and sweet mousses.

5. Indications

Due to the difficulties of importing this honey and finding it of high quality, we may not have this product available for some time.

Honey of Manuka is one of the most expensive, and the adulteration of it is very tempting, which is why we have to study it carefully.

6. Origin 

The Manuka honey is brought from New Zealand by an importer of honey located in Valencia.

Importer Brand Characterístics
Manuka New Zeland Manuka New Zeland Certificate MGO
Sala Higón Sala Higón Certificación UMF

Table 1: Our importer

In Spain there are no plantations of the necessary size to produce manuka honey, for this reason, all our manuka honeys are imported.

a) Manuka New Zealand

Soon we are going to add the New Zealand brand monofloral manuka honey. A 100% raw, unpasteurised manuka honey from New Zealand. A honey that has passed the Manuka MGO Certification System, to give authenticity to this honey.

The “Manuka MGO Certification System” is a certificate that certifies the amount of Methylglyoxal found in Manuka honey. A compound that gives unique characteristics to this honey.

“Sourced from New Zealand beekeepers”.

7. Frequently asked questions

In addition, these are frequently asked questions:

  • Is your UMF 10 certified?

According to what the packer tells me, he has also all his honeys analysed to make sure of their UMF and their degree of freshness.

  • Can you find it in large supermarkets such as El Corte Inglés, Mercadona, Lidl, Amazon, Carrefour?

In many of them you can also find this honey, but in each supermarket there is a variation of products, that is to say, there are some products that are in a large supermarket and others that are not, within the same company.

  • Do pharmacies sell manuka honey?

According to my research in Spain, the vast majority of physical pharmacies do not sell this honey. However, in some online pharmacies you can find it.

  • What is MGO and what is it for?

MGO stands for Methylglyoxal. It is a natural compound with a high bactericidal capacity that is very high in manuka honey.

  • How to use it?

Manuka honey can be also used like any other honey. You can use it in your herbal teas, toast, yoghurts, etc.

Sources:

To write this article we have used numerous sources of information:

  • Technical data sheets of the beekeepers themselves
  • Books specialized in honey
  • Books specialized in natural medicine
  • A scientific article: “Manuka honey: an emerging natural food with medicinal use” Conducted by three universities: University of San Diego in the United States, La Trobe University in Australia and Yunnan University in China.
    Opinions and information from the beekeepers themselves.

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