What is manuka honey 10+?

What is manuka honey 10+?

Comvita Manuka Honey UMF™ 10+ is a premium, potent Manuka honey, made in New Zealand from the nectar of the native Manuka bush. Encompassing over four decades of beekeeping and honey making experience, Comvita Manuka honey is independently tested and UMF™ (Unique Manuka Factor) verified.

What is the highest UMF manuka honey?

The highest UMF produced in the world – therefore “the best” Manuka honey in terms of its antibacterial activity is UMF 28+. Precious and difficult to source, it is available in limited supply here.

What’s the difference between manuka honey 10+ and 15 +?

With discovery of MGO and its role in antimicrobial activity in Manuka honey, UMF grade is now primarily based on the measured level of MGO such that UMF 5+ honey has ≥ 83 mg/kg MGO, UMF 10+ has ≥ 263 mg/kg MGO, and UMF 15+ has ≥ 514 mg/kg MGO [15].

What strength of Manuka honey should I use?


Strength Suggested Use
60+ PRI 5+ Monofloral Everyday Sweetener
100+ PRI 10+ Everyday Immune Support
200+ PRI 20+ General and Digestive Health Maintenance, Skin Health
500+ Mossop’s UMF 15+ Best for helping to soothe specific skin conditions such as Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis

Which Manuka honey is best?

Our Picks for the Best Manuka Honey

  • Best Overall – Manukora Raw Manuka Honey.
  • Best for Inflammation – Manuka Health Manuka Honey.
  • Best UMF 15+ Product – Kiva Raw Manuka Honey.
  • Best Monofloral – Wedderspoon Raw Premium Manuka Honey.

What strength Manuka honey do I need?

If you plan to take the honey as a supplement for general well being or digestive health then a higher rating might be in order (MGO ~150+). For treating wounds and burns, the highest possible rating is best as it has the greatest concentration of antibacterial and antiviral compounds (MGO 200+).

What is the best K factor for Manuka honey?

KFactor 16 guarantees higher than 75% manuka pollen count. Wedderspoon is further developing KFactor to identify complex properties found in unadulterated Manuka honey. With KFactor, we are working to unlock the KEY FACTORS to authenticate true Manuka honey and its origin.”

What does K factor mean in Manuka honey?

KFactor tests for a number of markers, the most interesting of which is pollen count: the higher the KFactor, the higher the guaranteed percentage of pollen from the Manuka tree, thereby guaranteeing the identity of the honey at hand. This rating system is currently being utilized by the company Wedderspoon.

Is it OK to eat Manuka honey everyday?

Manuka honey is safe for most people to consume – have 1 to 2 tablespoons each day to experience any reported benefits. You should not have more than 2 tablespoons of manuka honey a day, as it is high in sugar. If you’re diabetic or are allergic to bees, speak to your doctor about taking manuka honey.

Is higher MGO Manuka honey better?

Manuka honey comes in a range of MGO ratings. The higher the number on the label, the better the health benefits and anti-bacterial properties are.

What does KFactor 16 mean in Manuka honey?

Pure Manuka honey is labeled with it’s Kfactor, guaranteeing the percentage of Manuka pollens in the honey. This Manuka is a Kfactor 16, with 75% guaranteed Manuka nectar. KFactor 16 is similar to MGO 100. Actual product size 500g jar: 7cm x 7cm x 11.5cm.

Is a Manuka honey KFactor of 16 good?

A rating of 16 on the UMF scale indicates a high potency Manuka honey (equivalent to an MG level of 572 – this is very high).

What KFactor 16?

KFactor 16 is a monofloral honey that is “wholly or mostly” made from the Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) plant. This means this honey is more of a single-plant extract. KFactor 12 is a multifloral Manuka honey, that is more of a “blend” of nectars and other floral types.

What strength of manuka honey is best?

The higher the UMF rating, the more antibacterial activity Manuka honey has — and the more potent it is. In a 2017 lab study, Manuka honey with UMF 10+ and higher had increased antibacterial effects. UMF 20+ Manuka honey was also effective against drug-resistant strains of bacteria.

  • August 7, 2022