Manuka honey is made from bees that feed from the flowers of New Zealand's native Manuka bush. Manuka Honey contains a special antibacterial component known as methylglyoxal (MG). The content of MG is measured by its Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). The concentration of MG and the UMF rating vary per batch and are responsible for the changes in colour, viscosity and price. A rating of 10 UMF or higher is known as UMF Manuka Honey or Active Manuka Honey.
Types of Wounds
Platinum Manuka Honey has the highest quantity of MG, followed by gold, silver, bronze and plain. Manuka Honey Blend contains Manuka honey and Rewarewa honey, which inhibits the growth of specific wound infecting species and contains more flavour.