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 healing 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 84 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.
You can also find the latest Australian Manuka honey fact sheet here.
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 globally.
Capilano uses the MGO ratings to identify the activity level in our Manuka Honeys through independent testing.
Australian Manuka Mark of Authenticity
Developed by Australia's leading Manuka scientists, the Australian Manuka 'Mark of Authenticity' can only be displayed by producers, packers, retailers and exporters who have met strict independent testing criteria.
To give customers confidence that they are buying 100% authentic Australian Manuka honey, The Australian Manuka Honey Association has developed a new, revolutionary industry standard that requires Australian Manuka must be independently tested by a registered laboratory to ensure Methylglyoxal (MGO), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and Leptosperin is present in the honey. Learn more about the Mark of Authenticity here.
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.
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.
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
Manuka Honey 5+Medium strength bioactive Australian Manuka honey, for health and wellbeing.Sizes: 250g & 500g
Manuka Honey 10+Super strength bioactive Australian Manuka honey, for health and wellbeing.Sizes: 250g
Manuka Honey 15+High strength bioactive Australian Manuka honey, for health and wellbeing.Sizes: 250g
Manuka HoneyNaturally bioactive Australian Manuka honey, for health and wellbeing.Sizes: 340g