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A concise infographic summarizing the key answers to the question "What is Manuka Honey?

What is Manuka Honey? Manuka Honey is a mono-floral honey produced in New Zealand. I In recent years, Manuka | Honey has become famous after research indicated that it possesses more potent | antibacterial properties ! than regular honey. Manuka Honey is produced by bees that gather nectar from the flowers of the Manuka Tree (Leptospermum i scoparium), a tree indigenous to New Zealand. Beekeepers establish hives in areas that have high concentrations of i Manuka Trees. Honey i cannot be called Manuka | Honey unless at least 70% of the nectar comes from the Manuka Tree. Harvesting takes place in January - February of each year. ' Each batch of I harvested honey is tested to Manuka Honey rating systems explained: measure and rate its antibacterial Non Peroxide Activity The Non Peroxide Activity rating is a (brand neutral) measurement of the potency of the enzymes in the Manuka Honey and its antibacterial strength. NPA strength. Three different rating systems are used: NPA, UMF & MGO UME Unique Manuka Factor All three rating systems NPA, UMF, MGO are measurements of the UMF is another measure of NPA. UMF° is a registered trademark that can only be used by official licensees. antibacterial potency of Manuka Honey. The higher the rating, the higher the antibacterial effect. MGO Methylglyoxal Content The MGO rating of Manuka Honey is based on the measurement of the Methylglyoxal concentration. MGO is believed to be the antiseptic compound responsible for the Non Peroxide Activity of Manuka Honey. Rating Equivalencies NPA UMF MGO 5+ 5+ 30+ 10+ : 10+ a 100+ From New Zealand Manuka Honey is exported to Europe, the US and Asia, 15+ 15+ 150+ The higher the NPA/UMF/MGO level, the | more valuable and expensive the Manuka ! Honey. Honey with a rating below the i UMF/MGO scale is still sold as Manuka | Honey but does not possess any antibacterial effects. NPA 5+

A concise infographic summarizing the key answers to the question "What is Manuka Honey?

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