What is MGO?

MGO (Methylglyoxal)

Manuka honey is a honey that has been sought after and used for centuries. It is a particularly rare type of honey, derived from nectar collected from the native Manuka flower (Leptospermum Scoparium) in New Zealand. The rarity of this honey comes from the exceptionally short flowering season of this particular flower, which is only 2 - 6 weeks every year.

These special and unique properties of Manuka are owed to a compound called methylglyoxal (MGO for short), which is found in the nectar of this special flower.

As with all things in life, not all Manuka honey is created equal and as such MGO levels can vary greatly. All of theHoneyman Manuka honey is tested and certified for MGO content to ensure the highest quality.

Every step of theHoneyman’s processes are carried out in controlled and certified environments, to ensure the MGO levels are truly as per the label.

The higher the MGO number, the more potent the properties of the honey.

benefits and uses

Manuka for Health

Genuine Manuka Honey is one of nature’s rare and powerful superfoods, known around the world for its beneficial properties. It may be able to assist with soothing sore throats, improving the digestive system, promoting oral health, helping to prevent gastric ulcers and aid in wound healing.

It contains a unique range of oligosaccharides and prebiotics, amino acids, polyphenolic and other plant-derived compounds. It works great with your morning wellness routines, as a natural energy source, sweetener for your tea or coffee, as well as a fantastic DIY facemask. 

Our Manuka Honey is smooth, velvety and creamy, discover it's delicious taste for yourself! 

We suggest consuming 1-3 spoonfuls per day to aid in overall wellness.


Not all Manuka Honey is the same

UMF and MGO are the most widely used Manuka Honey grading systems. At theHoneyman, we use the MGO scoring system due to its reliability and accuracy.

We have provided a helpful conversion chart for you to see how the grades compare.

Genuine Manuka Honey

Laboratory Certified

theHoneyman is a trusted source for genuine laboratory certified Manuka Honey, click below to view our range.

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