Manuka Lab Manuka Honey MGO 525
There has been a real buzz about manuka honey over the last few years. A natural alternative to table sugar, and with far ranging benefits, this honey is superior to your usual toast topper in many ways.
Manuka honey is made by bees who visit the flowers of the New Zealand native Leptospermum scoparium, or manuka bush, a member of the myrtle family.
It has been used for its antibacterial properties abilities by the indigenous Maori people for over 4000 years.
Uniquely powerful and highly antibacterial, manuka honey can be used in cookery or eaten straight off the spoon. It can even be used topically, or else just stirred into water and sipped.
Manuka honey: nature’s anti-microbial
Blending antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, manuka honey is the ultimate food.
This honey can also help you to soothe a sore throat, while the honey coats the lining of throat, for a soothing effect.
Manuka honey for skin
Applying manuka honey directly to the skin can provide impressive results. Long used topically, manuka honey’s combo of antibacterial properties and low PH, and its high sugar concentration Manuka Honey is known to keep the skin hydrated, soften the skin.
Used in a mask, or lightly diluted for use as a cleanser, manuka honey may help skin to feel softer.
Why choose Manuka Lab honey?
Like all manuka honey, Manuka Lab is tested by an internationally-accredited laboratory approved by the New Zealand government.
During this process it is also tested for non-peroxide activity (NPA) and levels of dietary methylglyoxal (MGO), the components that give manuka honey its potent antibacterial properties. The higher your manuka honey grade, the more powerful its antibacterial properties.
If you are concerned about the high manuka honey price point let us reassure you. Every jar of Manuka Lab honey is tested and verified before it leaves NZ’s shores, so you know you are getting the real deal.
Every jar of Manuka Lab honey bears the Mānuka Originz quality mark, meaning that even if you buy manuka honey online, you are able to trace it right back to the very hive where it was produced, so you know it is genuine and comes from healthy bees, living in well managed hives.
Always read the label
Fully traceable New Zealand Manuka Honey
|Energy||1375kj / 329kcal|
|of which saturates||<0.1g|
|of which sugars||76.2g|
|Per Tablespoon (15g):|
|Energy||206kj / 49kcal|
|of which saturates||<0.1g|
|of which sugars||11.43g|
Store below 21 ̊C in a cool dry place.
Suitable for vegetarians. Do not feed honey to infants under one year of age. Do not use if cap seal is tampered with or broken.
In 2018, we made the decision as a brand to adopt new stringent guidelines, in line with the New Zealand government approved standard, that ensured customers know they are buying genuine New Zealand Manuka Honey. Testing in both New Zealand, where our Manuka honey is harvested, and by Fera labs in the UK, ensures customers only get the purest, strongest, undiluted Manuka Honey, where antibacterial strength is measured and presented in a robust and transparent way.
We go to great efforts to ensure that the information on this page is accurate at the time that the page was last edited. As we are constantly reviewing and developing our products to meet our consumer needs, consumers, particularly those that suffer from allergies and intolerances, should always check product labelling, warnings, and directions provided with the product that is delivered, prior to use or consumption.
Manuka honey is a special type of honey, made by bees, which can be eaten in exactly the same way as regular honey.
Used as an alternative sweetener, it is also employed as a luxurious ingredient in cosmetics.
Manuka honey is so called because it is made from the nectar of the flowers of the Manuka bush, which grows mainly in New Zealand.
Only honey which is made from this plant can be classed as Manuka honey.
Manuka Lab Manuka Honey MGO 525 is fully traceable from your home right back to the specific beekeeper and hive that it comes from. It is certified genuine manuka honey.
When bees pollinate from the manuka bush, their honey is more potent than regular honey as it has a higher concentration of dietary methylglyoxal (MGO).
Read more about Manuka honey https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/the-health-hub/food-drink/food/manuka-honey/wonder-of-manuka-honey/ and its origins in our Health Hub article.
Manuka honey is antibacterial and bacterial resistant, thanks to its high concentration of methylglyoxal (MGO).
The antibacterial substance DHA, which is naturally produced by the manuka bush, is stored in the nectar. This then goes through a reaction which forms MGO.
Manuka honey also a healthier alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners and can be used to sweeten food and drinks.
Manuka honey can also provide support for a sore throat. Just dissolve a spoonful in a mug of warm water and drink for a soothing effect.
It is a great ingredient to keep in the cupboard during winter, when coughs and colds are rife.
The MGO level on manuka honey refers to the concentration of MGO within it.
The higher the number in the MGO rating, the better the anti-bacterial properties in the manuka honey.
You can use manuka honey in a straight swap for regular honey, as part of a healthy balanced diet.
It has a similar sweet taste to regular honey but has more of an intense flavour. It is also usually darker in colour.
Drizzle over Greek yoghurt with fresh berries, swirl it into your overnight oats or marinade meat or vegetables in it for a sweet taste. Add to a warm cup of tea or even just eat straight off the spoon if you prefer!
Manuka honey has become something of a hero ingredient in skincare over the last few years.
Manuka honey has been known to have anti-bactieral properties which may have some skin benefits when applied topically.
No, because it is produced by bees, Manuka honey is not considered to be suitable for vegans. However, Manuka honey is suitable for vegetarians.