Aside from containing the world’s finest Mānuka Honey, each Manuka Emporium Honey jar holds our pledge, it carries not only the signature of our registered master beekeepers, but also a traceable batch number.
The batch number records the journey of the honey from the beekeeper and the hives from which the honey was harvested. Each jar of Manuka Emporium Honey can be traced back to its origins.
As proof of authenticity, all of our releases are laboratory tested to ensure they meet the New Zealand Government’s 2018 Mānuka Honey definition.
As Mānuka Honey contains over 200 unique compounds, we go the extra mile to safeguard its reputation which is why the Methylglyoxal (MGO) rating on each Manuka Emporium Honey jar is also tested by a recognised laboratory accredited by the New Zealand Government.
TRUST THROUGH TRACEABILITY
All Manuka Emporium Honey is tested to export quality by a New Zealand Government recognised laboratory. This allows the industry to separate Mānuka Honey from other honey types, to identify it as either mono-floral or multi-floral Mānuka Honey, and to make it harder for anyone to attempt blending different honeys with Mānuka Honey to meet the definition.
To improve traceability of bee products through the supply chain, beekeepers must be listed with the New Zealand Government, keep information about their apiary sites and production volumes, create an identification number for every honey box, and provide written declarations for every delivery of bee products presented for extraction.
Where bees gather nectar and pollen depends on the available blooming plants in the area. When a bee is wrestling in a flower collecting nectar and pollen, it gets covered in pollen granules which inevitably find their way into the finished honey. This pollen not only adds to a honey’s unique characteristics, but it is the traceable indicator, not nectar, to which flowers the honeybee visited during their foraging.
CERTIFIED MGO RATING
The health and wellness benefits of Mānuka Honey are directly related to the concentration of dietary methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO is a naturally occurring organic compound found in Mānuka Honey. This is the active ingredient that makes Mānuka unique and a key indicator for its antibacterial properties. MGO is reported in mg/kg, a rating of MGO 100+ simply means that this jar of Mānuka Honey contains at least 100mg of methylglyoxal for every 1 kilogram of honey.
Manuka Emporium products are independently tested by New Zealand government accredited laboratories, ensuring certification and authenticity in every jar you purchase.
UMF® is one of the most common grading systems and stands for “Unique Mānuka Factor”. UMF®is a trademark managed by the Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association. The grading system measures the presence of unique signature compounds such as Leptosperin, DHA and Methlyglyoxal and grades the honey by drawing comparison to the activity of a disinfectant, phenol, which has known antibacterial properties. For example, a UMF®10+ means it had an equivalent antibacterial activity to a 10% concentrated phenol solution.
Another common rating measure is NPA (Non Peroxide Activity). NPA or UMF® is recorded as an equal and equivalent strength in number. A UMF®or NPA rating of 10+ is achieved when the Mānuka contains at least 263mg of MGO per 1 kilogram of honey.
MGO, UMF®and NPA rating systems are all trustworthy and offer reliable grading.