Manuka Doctor Manuka Honey MGO 55
Spread on your toast, stirred into a tea or drizzled over thick Greek yoghurt, honey really is one of life’s little pleasures.
And while the honey you pick up at your local market has plenty of beneficial qualities, nothing quite compares to manuka honey.
The manuka bee forages on wild grown manuka bushes in the remote, unpolluted countryside of New Zealand, resulting in a pure flavour and guaranteed potency.
For upwards of 4000 years the native Maori people have used manuka honey in their traditional remedies.
Science tells us that they knew their stuff because manuka is not just sweet and soothing, it is antibacterial and antimicrobial too. This means it has a wide range of uses, well beyond simply slurping it off a spoon.
Manuka Doctor honey benefits
Research has shown that manuka honey is antimicrobial, so it may slow the spread of bacteria and other organisms.
Using manuka honey for skin care
You have probably seen manuka honey listed in the ingredients of popular skin and hair care products, and with good reason.
Its ability to soothe and moisturise makes it ideal for use on dry, unruly hair and skin alike.
Mixed into a mask or applied directly to pimples, manuka may help adding a healthy dose of moisture for a hydrated, soften the skin.
Both a humectant and emollient, honey can also help to improve the condition of your hair and locks.
Why choose Manuka Doctor?
Pure and unblended, Manuka Doctor manuka honey is fully traceable from hive to home, so you will always know where your genuine manuka comes from, right down to the hive.
Certified by the New Zealand government and tested in the UK and New Zealand, the manuka honey strength rating system allows you to pick the right potency for your needs.
Each jar of Manuka Doctor has a manuka honey grade displayed right there on the label, the result of the five rounds of testing that take place before it reaches your breakfast table.
Fully traceable 100% New Zealand Multifloral Manuka Honey
Always read the label before use
|Energy||294kj / 70kcal|
|of which saturates||0.0g|
|of which sugars||14.9g|
|Energy||1400kj / 335kcal|
|of which saturates||0.1g|
|of which sugars||70.9g|
Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight. If honey consistency is hard, warm to soften. Consume within 12 weeks of opening.
Not suitable for infants under 12 months. Suitable for vegetarians. Kosher
In 2018, we made the decision as a brand to adopt new stringent guidelines, in line with the New Zealand government approved standard, that ensured customers know they are buying genuine New Zealand Manuka Honey. Testing in both New Zealand, where our Manuka honey is harvested, and by Fera labs in the UK, ensures customers only get the purest, strongest, undiluted Manuka Honey, where antibacterial strength is measured and presented in a robust and transparent way.
We go to great efforts to ensure that the information on this page is accurate at the time that the page was last edited. As we are constantly reviewing and developing our products to meet our consumer needs, consumers, particularly those that suffer from allergies and intolerances, should always check product labelling, warnings, and directions provided with the product that is delivered, prior to use or consumption.
Manuka honey is a type of honey which gets its name from the Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium), which is indigenous to New Zealand.
Bees use the pollen from this plant to make their honey. When this plant is used for pollination, their honey is more potent than regular honey.
Manuka honey has become popular in recent years as an antibacterial food, as well as a hero ingredient in cosmetics.
Manuka honey contains MGO or methylglyoxal which gives it its antibacterial properties.
These properties mean that manuka honey can help to ease the discomfort of sore throats.
Simply stir some into warm water or tea. Or if you prefer, you can even eat it straight off the spoon as part of a healthy, balanced diet – Winnie the Pooh style!
Manuka honey can be eaten in exactly the same way as normal honey.
Drizzle over Greek yogurt and berries, stir into your overnight oats or add to marinades to give meat, fish or vegetables a sweet, smoky flavour.
You can also use it as a natural alternative to white sugar in teas, coffees and in baking.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it is thought that manuka honey may help to soothe the skin and reduce sensitivity.
Manuka honey can be applied directly to the skin as a face mask and it is also added to various skincare products as an ingredient.
Smooth a thin layer of the honey onto your skin and leave for at least 15 minutes for best results.
Manuka honey has stronger antibacterial properties than any other kind of honey.
Both manuka honey and regular honey are high in sugar, so they are best eaten as a natural replacement for refined white sugar wherever possible, rather than added as an extra to your diet.
The MGO rating of manuka honey refers to the amount of MGO that the honey contains. The higher the number the more MGO it contains.
You may sometimes see a UMF factor referred to when talking about manuka honey.
This is another way to measure the MGO levels. At Holland & Barrett we only use the MGO rating.
Naturally antibacterial, this honey is produced in New Zealand from the flowers of the manuka bush. It has a high methylglyoxal (MGO) content, helping to soothe sore throats. A source of fructose which leads to lower blood glucose rises compared to foods containing sucrose and glucose.
Use this New Zealand honey as an alternative to artificial sweeteners or sugar
Manuka honey can help ease the discomfort of sore throats. Simply dissolve one spoonful in a cup of warm water and sip
Alternatively, swirl it over your morning oats or enjoy with fruit and Greek yoghurt