What is Mānuka honey? Why is it special?

Manuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of the native New Zealand Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium). Manuka Honey is world renowned for its unique characteristics. Scientific research has discovered that naturally occurring methylglyoxal (MGO) is a key compound in Manuka Honey that makes it so different from other kinds of honey. Manuka honey is the first honey to be so extensively researched and recognised for its remarkable qualities.

While we would love to tell you about our own positive experiences, New Zealand regulations do not allow us to go into detail about the health benefits of Manuka Honey. This is because New Zealand has strict rules health claims relating to food. We recommend a Google Search (or try Google Scholar for scientific papers) for thousands of first-hand reviews, applications and experiences. 


Find out about our research and collaboration partners, or view our scientific papers.