Methylglyoxal Rating Explained

Scientific evidence has confirmed methylglyoxal as one of the key compounds naturally occurring in New Zealand Manuka honey.

In 2006 Professor Henle, Technical University of Dresden, announced the discovery of the presence of large quantities of methylglyoxal in Manuka honey. This knowledge advanced the scientific credibility of Manuka honey.

Manuka Health introduced MGO™ Manuka honey quality system in 2007 based on his scientific evidence, leading the world in providing customers with a reliable certification of Manuka honey.

In 2014, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has acknowledged methylglyoxal as being an allowable statement in the labeling of Manuka honey.

Every batch of MGO™ Manuka honey is tested and certified, guaranteeing the minimum level of methylglyoxal as clearly indicated on the label. For example, MGO™400+ Manuka honey means there is at least 400mg methylglyoxal per kg of Manuka honey in the product.

When customers purchase MGO™ Manuka honey they can be confident they have the right information on the label to make their decision.

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