Collection: UMF Mānuka Honey

Why You Should Buy Mānuka Honey.

Mānuka Honey comes from the Mānuka flower, otherwise known as the Leptospermum Scoparium flower. The flower mainly grows in New Zealand and is scientifically known for being the only honey which contains naturally occurring antibacterial activity, that is stable and can be measured.

All honey has some antibacterial activity, but with other honeys the activity changes with light, heat and processing. Only Mānuka’s unique antibacterial properties stay the same in the jar!

What are the benefits of Mānuka Honey.

Honey is recommended by the NHS to soothe sore throats and help ease coughs.  

Support digestive wellbeing, with a healthy diet.

Used to promote good oral hygiene.

Treat burns, eczema and dermatitis, great for skin.

There are many forms of Mānuka Honey, Mānuka in a jar to eat and medical/skincare Mānuka. For wounds, please search for sterilised Mānuka honey.

Which Manuka honey is best.

The traditional way to use Mānuka Honey is to have a small spoonful in the morning, 30 minutes before food.

40 MGO               Daily use and in cooking. Cooking with Mānuka honey is a great way to add natural sweetener to your desserts and even on your savoury dishes. Follow our Instagram for more ideas.

100 MGO              On porridge in smoothies, healthy snacks. Mānuka honey is great as a topper the bitter sweet taste adds a great flavour twist.

300 MGO             Support a healthier lifestyle. Amazing with Lemon as a wellness tonic, to soothe and ease a sore throat and cough.

525 MGO             High Strength, great in the morning and having straight just off the spoon.

850 MGO             Rare and high strength, great for supporting your wellbeing, recommend a teaspoon in the morning so you can savour the stronger taste and make the most of the unique properties of this extra special 850 Mānuka honey.

Why Melora is the best quality UMF Mānuka Honey.

Natural and authentic UMF New Zealand Mānuka honey sourced sustainably and ethically. 

Every drop of our Mānuka honey range is harvested from remote and untouched forestlands of New Zealand where the indigenous Mānuka bush naturally grow and thrive under the guardianship of our Māori landowner partners.

Independently tested and qualified, every drop of our Real New Zealand Mānuka honey contains over 2,300 unique components that contribute to its complex flavour and its remarkable benefits. The UMF™ Four Factor Quality Assurance Test independently certifies the quality factors that matter and summarises them in a single figure. It validates Potency, Authenticity, Freshness, and Purity of honest Mānuka honey and verifies the genuine UMF™ rating of each batch.

 

We can not ignore the reports of fake Mānuka honey, there are several brands that were tested in 2016 by The Grocer and the Daily Mail. Some brands did not meet the label claims. We are proud to a brand which has always been true to label. The strength on the label i.e 525MGO will be the strength of Mānuka honey in the jar. Every drop tested and checked before being packed and before leaving New Zealand.

 

 Natural Chemical Markers:

1. MGO

MGO appraises the antibacterial activity in natural markers found in Mānuka. By seeing the MGO mark on our label, you can be sure what you buy from us is authentic Mānuka honey, showing the strength of the antimicrobial activity.

 2. DHA

DHA measures the shelf life of Mānuka honey. To ensure the correct shelf life of Mānuka.

 3. LEPTOSPERIN

Leptosperin is a natural chemical marker only found in the nectar of the Mānuka flower. By measuring the Leptosperin you can be assured that you have authentic Manuka.

 4. HMF

HMF is another natural chemical marker called, hydroxymethyfurfural. This gives the assurance the Manuka is in the best condition and has not been stored or over heated, to ensure the Manuka has the unique properties it has become famous for.

We take great pride in our high-quality UMF Mānuka Honey, which is how we won gold in the International London honey 2022 Quality awards for our 525 Manuka Honey.

Our Manuka honey is sourced in the most sustainable and ethical way possible and we never compromise our standards. We believe the best quality honey is harvested by the beekeepers who respect the land, call it home and truly care for the bees, so we exclusively work with beekeepers who follow ethical practices and minimise environmental footprint. We also make sure economic benefits from our product sales are fairly returned to our landowner partners who share their precious Mānuka resource with us.

Frequently asked Questions:

What is the difference between Melora and Cheap Mānuka Honey?

We keep our Mānuka honey at an everyday low price and if you sign up to our mailing list, when we offer promotions you will be the first to be informed. We also have a subscription service offering an extra 5% off all monthly orders.

There are lots of Mānuka honey suppliers, some are shipping bulk to the UK and packing here to avoid some duty costs and cheaper shipping, others may be blending with cheaper honeys. We want you to have the best Mānuka honey and make this affordable for all.

How do I know my Manuka honey is genuine?

Look for the UMF mark on the Jar.

Is Manuka a natural antibiotic?

Manuka contains natural antibacterial activity, its strength is determined by its MGO grade.

Is Manuka allowed during pregnancy?

Manuka has been taken by pregnant women for years, we do recommend you talk to your health visitor or midwife if you have any concerns.

Is Manuka allowed for a diabetic?

Honey is a great sugar substitute, taken in moderation and with a health professionals advise.

Is it okay to give Manuka to my baby?

The digestive systems of babies are not fully formed until 12 months, therefore the world health organisation advise against any honey to children under 12 months.

 Is your Manuka raw?

All honey contains bee parts, pollen and parts of the honey comb, if we were to jar true raw honey it would be crunchy. Our Manuka is as raw as can be. Only filtered, so we retain the wonderful properties of our Manuka honey.

Is there a difference between UMF and MGO?

Yes, UMF is a quality system, managed by the UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association) and MGO (Methylglyoxal) is a grading system, which allows you to know the strength of the Manuka.

Does Manuka honey go off?

Like all foods, Manuka has an expiry date. Like all honeys Manuka will not go bad, however the MGO strength on the label may not remain the same. For instance a 300MGO could possibly reduce down below 300MGO, albeit with a good Manuka honey this will take sometime to occur.

Can I give Manuka honey to my pets?

We hear lot of our customers and vets give Manuka honey to their dogs and horses, not only on their wounds to eat too. Please consult your local vet to understand how much is safe for your pet.

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