MGO Manuka Honig

Manuka Honey

King of Honey

MGO Manuka Honey is a high quality honey produced from wild Manuka plants (Leptospermum scoparium) that grow in pristine, remote areas of New Zealand.

Due to its exceptionally high content of the natural substance methylglyoxal (MGO), Manuka Honey has become the most famous honey in the world, often referred to as the ‘King of Honey’.

Manuka Honey

Unique properties of manuka honey

This particular sugar degradation product methylglyoxal (MGO) is formed in the honeycombs of the beehive by dehydration of the substance dihydroxyacetone (DHA) contained in the precious nectar of the flowers of the Manuka plant.

Methylglyoxal has high stability due to its molecular properties. Therefore, Manuka honey can even be heated without losing the methylglyoxal content.

Manuka Honig

MGO Rating System

Used by the New Zealand Manuka honey industry to classify honey according to its MGO content.