New Zealand Manuka Honey 8+ 500g: Manuka is the Native New Zealand Maori name for the leptospermum scoparium tree. Australian by Nature sources Manuka Honey from our own apiaries in far north New Zealand. This honey is produced by honeybees and collected from beehives located in high density, organic and pollution free Manuka Forests. New Zealand Manuka Honey is the purest source of Manuka Honey in the world. Reason being, the forests are predominately covered with a single species of Manuka, therefore minimising contamination from other species of plants.
Harvesting & Production
Once the Manuka is collected from the beehives it is filtered and bottled to ensure retention of its natural properties. Fresh Manuka is packed in one of New Zealand’s most highly accredited facilities where it is labelled in compliance with standards implemented by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Manuka Honey is extremely stable, not affected by light, heat nor dilution making it very effective in many applications. Australian by Nature New Zealand Manuka Honey is 100% natural with no additives.
Each batch of Australian by Nature New Zealand Manuka Honey 8+ 500g is tested and certified by an accredited laboratory under the ISO17025 standard for its MGO (Methylglyoxal). This test result is shown on our label. For example, MGO 600 (16+) Manuka Honey assures there is a minimum of 600mg of MGO (methylglyoxal) per kg.
The Molan Gold Standard™ is a government accepted certification mark that appraises the natural marker methylglyoxal found in New Zealand Manuka Honey. The Molan Gold Standard offers our consumers full confidence their purchase has an accurate, scientifically conducted measurement of the claimed MGO (methylglyoxal) content.
The Molan Gold Standard™ was developed and named after the scientist who discovered the special antibacterial properties of New Zealand Manuka Honey when applied topically. Dr Peter Molan MBE. Dr Molan is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading honey scientists and has been carrying out research on honey since 1981, publishing many well-known papers in international scientific and medical journals.