‘Manuka Honey’

Maharishi Honey seems to be better than Manuka Honey! And is not the only one.

manuka honey is not the best

Another super-honey? Yes, there are labs telling that maharishi honey is better than manuka honey. Of course, considering its antimicrobial activity. And even better is manuka’s cousin, kanuka honey. Never heard of it, right? Well, there are no studies, no marketing, it’s still undisclosed to the public. Maharishi Honey. According to tests conducted by the Food Research Laboratory, Tokyo Food Sanitation Association from Tokyo, Maharishi Honey has an even higher antibacterial activity than Manuka Honey UMF 10 A, UMF 20 A, and… Read More

Is manuka honey a natural treatment for MRSA? Is it the best?

manuka honey for mrsa

Is manuka honey better the other honeys? In some fields, yes. Is manuka the best natural treatment for MRSA? Yes. But this doesn’t mean it is the best honey in everything. This would be a very simplistic way of considering things. Manuka is a very good honey, yet not a panacea, it cannot be considered good for all the diseases in the world. So, no, it is not better than the other honeys, but different. Generally, honey is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, wound and sunburn… Read More

Manuka Honey

manuka tree

Coming from manuka, a tree that grows only in New Zealand and southeastern Australia, manuka honey is different from other honeys and it has gained a well deserved reputation. With a really strong flavor, people often described it as: earthy, oily, herbaceous, rich and complex, heather, aromatic, mineral and slightly bitter. The honey it is made from our honey bees Apis Mellifera, from two plants: Leptospermum scoparium and/or Leptospermum polygalifolium. They grow uncultivated throughout New Zealand and southeastern Australia. Is there a difference between… Read More

I want to buy manuka honey. What is UMF 16+, MGO 400+, Active?

what is manuka honey MGO400+

How should I buy manuka honey? What is UMF or MGO? Or NPA? Are you confused? 🙂 There are 3 ways of grading manuka honey, all of them trying to reflect the quality of honey, by measuring its antibacterial properties: UMF, MGO and A (Active). There are two types of antibacterial activity in honey. 1. Hydrogen peroxide activity. It is found in all honeys, including manuka honey. This activity is triggered by an enzyme found in honey, glocose oxidase.  It was initially added by the… Read More

Is Manuka Honey safe to eat?

is manuka honey safe to eat

We ask this question because manuka honey contains MGO. So, is manuka honey safe? What is MGO anyway? MGO comes from Methylglyoxal and is a substance belonging to dicarbonyl group (a group of toxic substances). Manuka honey contains very high levels of this substance (over 1,000 ppm), hence the concern regarding its safety. How toxic is MGO? MGO is the main precursor to Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs)(wikipedia link). These are harmful compounds that can affect nearly every type of cell and molecule in the… Read More