Manuka honey is made in Australia and New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. MGO and UMF are trusted manuka honey grading systems. The MGO which is the methylglyoxal, is a naturally occurring compound responsible for the antibacterial effects that make the manuka honey so special. The UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor, reflects the concentration of MGO. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF.
A premium manuka honey, UMF 15+ provides top-range effectiveness.. The high level of manuka concentration gives this honey its dark colour and herbaceous, aromatic flavor. Many consumers turn to this level when feeling the need for a stronger, more soothing honey, or when purchasing manuka honey as a gift for others.