Manuka Honey

Australia's sundrenched, rugged country produces some of the most active Manuka in the world. Our iconically warmer climate and wider variety of Manuka blossoms gives Aussie Manuka honey a sweeter, smoother taste.

What is Manuka honey?

Manuka honey is sourced from the flowering plant species of Leptospermum that are native to Australia and New Zealand. In fact, and the indigenous people from both countries have used Manuka for its healing properties for centuries.

Manuka honey contains a heightened stable form of natural antibacterial activity. Considerable research has been undertaken to determine the cause of this activity, with it recently being attributable to the naturally occurring chemical Methylglyoxal (MGO). Manuka honey can contain more than 70 times the level of MGO found in normal honeys.

Today, following extensive clinical testing in Australia, New Zealand and other countries, the unique value of Manuka has been recognized worldwide.

Why choose Australian Manuka?

Well, for starters, Australia has 84 species of Leptospermum whereas New Zealand just has one species. With more species of Leptospermum than anywhere else in the world, coupled with a warmer climate, Australia produces some of the most bioactive manuka honey in the world.

Recent research out of the University of Technology, Sydney supports this.

But more importantly, our warmer climate and wider variety of Manuka blossoms gives our honey a sweeter, smoother taste. Which means you get all of the health benefits without compromising on flavour.

It’s no wonder Capilano’s 100% Aussie Manuka is Australia’s #1^.

You can also find the latest Australian Manuka honey fact sheet here.

Manuka Honey ratings explained

Active Manuka Honey is sold with varying levels of activity. The activity level, or strength, can be rated using several different measurements: MGO (Methylglyoxal), UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and NPA (Non-Peroxide Activity) are all commonly used.

Capilano uses the MGO ratings to identify the activity level in our Manuka Honeys through independent testing. MGO is also the center piece of the Australian Manuka Honey Association’s honey rating system.

Want to learn more about the different ways to measure active honey? Dr Ben McKee has all the buzz in this informative article from 2014.

MGO RatingUMF or NPA Equivalent
MGO 30+2.7+
MGO 85+5+
MGO 100+6+
MGO 250+10+
MGO 300+11+
MGO 400+13+
MGO 550+16+
MGO 850+20+



How can I be sure your Manuka honey is authentic?

You can buy Capilano’s Active Australian Manuka honey with confidence as it proudly carries the Australian Manuka Honey Association’s (AMHA) ‘Mark of Authenticity’.

Developed by Australia’s leading manuka scientists, honey that carries the mark must be pure, natural Manuka honey, produced entirely in Australia, and tested by an independent, approved laboratory to ensure it meets minimum standards of naturally occurring methylglyoxal (MGO) and dihydroxyacetone (DHA) - compounds all naturally occurring exclusively in authentic Manuka.

Capilano Manuka Honey MGO 30+

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’s Active Manuka Honey is naturally rich in Methylglyoxal (MGO). Every batch is independently tested to guarantee its MGO levels.

That’s why Capilano is Australia’s Number 1 Manuka Brand!^

Enjoy… Our Active Manuka Honey… stirred into warm water (add a squeeze of lemon for a delicious pick-me-up), spread on bread or straight from the spoon.

Taste… A rich, medicinal flavour that intensifies as the activity level of the honey increases.

All Capilano product are packed in PET that is BPA-free.

Capilano Manuka Honey Nutritional Information

Avg Quantity Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 212kJ 1416kJ
Protein 0.05g 0.3g
Fat - Total 0g 0g
- Saturated 0g 0g
- Trans 0g 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Carbohydrate 12.5g 83.1g
- Sugars* 12.4g 82.5g
Sodium 2.3mg 15mg

*Sugars naturally occurring in honey.

Ingredients: 100% Australian Active Manuka honey sourced from Leptospermum trees.
Storage instructions: Store below 25 degrees Celsius.

^Source: Aztec, AU Grocery & Pharmacy Scan, Unit Share Total Health & Wellness, MAT 01.09.19

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