Batch tests

We take authenticity seriously. Our goal is to deliver the most natural and high-quality product we can.

Find your batch testreport to see for yourself.

1. Batch 012018/02.  250gm jar:  Click here to see the Official Manuka Test Report (Hills Laboratories NZ)

* MGO is Methylglyoxal, measured as mg/kg (ppm);

** NPA is Non-peroxide activity, measured as % solution (%w/v) of phenol/water;

***HMF is used as a test to ensure honey has not been heated excessively during processing. The international food standards require that the hydroxymethylfurfural content of honey after processing and/or blending shall not be more than 40 mg/kg


How do you compare the MGO, NPA and UMF scales? 
Manuka factor explained.

* MGO is Methylglyoxal, measured as mg/kg (ppm)
** NPA is Non-peroxide activity, measured as % solution (%w/v) of phenol/water

The Manuka honey story

Dr Peter Molan, from the Honey Research Unit at Waikato University discovered the unique antibacterial effect of manuka honey in 1981.

This antibacterial effect comes for the presence of Methylglyoxal (MGO) that is in the Manuka honey. The amount of MGO contained in our Wilderness Manuka honey is tested by NZ's largest independent laboratories, Hill Laboratories 

Whilst all honey has hydrogen peroxide antibacterial properties, our bodies break this down and neutralise it. Manuka honey is different. MGO maintains its antibacterial properties when consumed or applied.

To find out more about Peter Molan and his research please visit:

We are regulated by the New Zealand Government for the export of Manuka honey

All of our Manuka honey passes the newly released criteria from the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Producers (MPI) for Manuka honey export -

We are also a Registered Beekeeper with MPI. This is the regulation to supply a Risk Management Program (RMP) premises for the purpose of export to countries for which official assurances are required.

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