CERTIFIED AUTHENTICITY

MGO Certification

' We rigorously and independently test every batch of Manuka honey to assess its MGO grade and to ensure only the best Manuka honey makes our Reserve grade Manuka Honey Collection.

All Blossom Hill Farm Honey is independently laboratory tested and certified in New Zealand. The MGO rating on our packs is an assurance of our quality and continual strive for excellence for our customers around the world. '

 
 

The discovery of the active ingredient “Methylglyoxal” in Manuka Honey was made by Professor Thomas Henle from the Institute of Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. The higher the MGO rating in Manuka honey the higher the level of anti-bacterial activity in the honey. MGO refers to a chemical marker and is now used as an indicator of the strength of activity in Manuka honey.
Methylglyoxal is a compound found in the pollen of the Manuka tree’s flowers.

So how do I compare the quality of different Manuka honeys if they use different grading systems?

Well, the UMF and MGO grading systems measure one common marker which is MGO.  
The concentration of MGO (Methylglyoxal) ranges from 0mg/1kg to 1000mg/1kg. Anything above 100mg/1kg is considered antibacterial. In turn, this makes easy for consumers to understand that a MGO 100+ Manuka honey contains at least 100mg of Methylglyoxal.

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Halal Certification

We rigorously and independently test every batch of Manuka honey to assess its MGO grade and to ensure only the best Manuka honey makes our Reserve grade Manuka Honey Collection.

All Blossom Hill Farm Honey is independently laboratory tested and certified in New Zealand. The MGO rating on our packs is an assurance of our quality and continual strive for excellence for our customers around the world.