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Understanding Manuka Honey

More than a natural sweetener, Manuka honey is a complex superfood containing nutrients and minerals suggested to support overall health.

A pristine environment like New Zealand is the perfect locality to have Manuka honey produced and harvested. With low levels of air pollution and ample sun exposure, Manuka plants have high levels of antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds to protect themselves from the intense sun. These same organic compounds are present in Manuka honey and add to the overall nutritional value.

Each Manuka honey product from PURITI comes UMF™ certified. The UMF™ grading system assesses the unique signature compounds characteristic of Manuka honey which ensure purity and quality.

These include the three key markers:
  • Leptosperin - Solely found in Manuka flower nectar, used to differentiate from other honey
  • Methylglyoxal (MGO) - Fuels the unique properties of Manuka honey and primarily drives the UMF™ rating
  • Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) - Within the nectar of the Manuka flower and converts to MGO through the production process.

Initially identified as the components giving Manuka honey its unique antibacterial properties, the UMF™ rating is directly linked to the level of MGO present. PURITI exceeds the prescribed standards to ensure MGO levels are higher than industry UMF™ requirements for every product. Each batch is independently lab tested to guarantee only the highest quality of traceable Manuka honey is produced.