Manuka Doctor Manuka Honey MGO 40
More potent than your usual supermarket sweet stuff, manuka honey is not only famed for its flavour, it offers a whole host of other benefits too. Produced in hives operating in wild, uncultivated areas of New Zealand, this special honey is the work of bees harvesting the nectar of native manuka bushes.
The hard work of the manuka bee results in the most valuable honey on Earth.
Manuka honey has been added to the natural remedies of the indigenous Maori people for around 4000 years and many of their ancient solutions are now backed by science.
With antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, this delicious honey is not just a great sore throat soother.
Manuka Doctor honey benefits: antibacterial and antimicrobial
Known to its ability to soothe a sore throat.
Manuka honey for skin and hair
An increasingly popular ingredient in high end skin and hair care products, manuka honey’s potent powers are especially beneficial.
Add manuka to a homemade mask, use as a daily cleanser or dab it directly and you are likely to enjoy a hydrated, soften skin.
An emollient and humectant, manuka can also help you to achieve smoother, shinier hair.
How to choose manuka honey
When choosing a manuka product, it is important to make sure you are picking a pure, unblended honey, such as Manuka Doctor.
Traceable from the hive to your home, Manuka Doctor honeys are certified by the New Zealand government and tested in the UK and NZ.
Each pot has a manuka honey grade – the MGO that tells you how potent the antibacterial the honey is. This means you can pick the right manuka honey strength to suit your requirements, depending on whether you are simply spreading it on your toast or adding it to your medicine cabinet.
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.
Use it as an alternative to artificial sweeteners or sugar
It can also be used to soothe the discomfort of sore throats: simply dissolve a spoonful in a cup of warm water and sip
Alternatively, drizzle it over your morning oats and eat with Greek yoghurt and berries
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