What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey comes from the Leptospermum tree. This tree is native to Australia and New Zealand, and the indigenous people from both countries have used Manuka for its healing properties for centuries.
These active properties have more recently been a focus for many clinical studies. Now that the value of Manuka is understood around the world, Manuka Honey is enjoyed by families as a natural source of vitality.
Australian Manuka vs. NZ Manuka
Rugby, pavlova, Russell Crowe… we Aussies love to get competitive with our neighbours across the ditch. But the rivalry we care most about at Capilano is: who produces the best Manuka Honey?
Well, for starters, Australia has 83 species of Leptospermum. New Zealand only has one. Meaning we can produce Manuka honey with the same or, in some cases, more activity than Manuka from New Zealand. Recent research out of the University of Technology, Sydney backs this up.
Manuka Honey ratings explained
The activity level, or strength, of Manuka Honey can be rated using several different measurements.
Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) is used to rate Manuka Honey in New Zealand, while methylglyoxal (MGO) and non-peroxide activity (NPA) measurements are typically used in Australia.
Capilano uses the MGO and NPA ratings to identify the activity level in our Manuka Honeys through independent testing.
Want to learn more about the different ways to measure active honey? Dr Ben McKee has all the buzz in this informative article.
Our range of Manuka Honey
Our Manuka Honey isn’t just delicious – it’s also considered a premium superfood! Capilano’s 100% Australian Active Manuka honey is from the pristine Australian bushland where the native Manuka (Leptospermum) tree flowers.
Hand collected by local beekeepers, Capilano Manuka honey is naturally rich in Methylglyoxal (MGO). Every batch is independently tested to guarantee its MGO and NPA (Non Peroxide Activity) levels. The higher the number the more potent the honey’s activity. All Capilano PET packaging is BPA-free.
Enjoy our Active Manuka honey… stirred into warm water (add a squeeze of lemon for a delicious pick-me-up), spread on toast or straight from the spoon.
Taste… a rich, medicinal flavour that intensifies as the activity level of the honey increases.
Manuka Honey MGO 30+A bioactive Australian Manuka honey.Sizes: 12.0 oz / 340g
Capilano Manuka Honey nutritional information
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*Sugars naturally occurring in honey.
Ingredients: 100% Australian Active Manuka honey sourced from Leptospermum trees.
Storage instructions: Store below 25 degrees Celsius.
Where to buy Capilano Manuka Honey