Manuka Honey MG 1200+
From hives scattered under the gentle shade of flourishing Manuka trees, our tireless bees gather pure monofloral Manuka nectar. This honey follows a journey from harvest to testing and brings to you a genuine New Zealand Manuka Honey independently certified MG 1200+.
Manuka Honey’s 1200+MG grading system means it contains more than 1200mg per kg of natural Methylglyoxal (MG).
Authentic Manuka honey is considered a natural remedy and has been well renowned worldwide for its properties. Seasonally dependent, this harvest is extremely rare and offers a robust Manuka flavour and an impressive MG concentration.
Here at Nelson Honey, we believe in being transparent when it comes to our certifying the quality of our products. We have designed an in-house system called Batch Track, whereby every batch of Manuka Honey that is packed in our factory undergoes independent testing at different laboratories to meet New Zealand’s high standards. You can access the test results online. Our Batch Track system gives you peace of mind you have bought a quality jar of Manuka Honey.
Science of Honey
Honey has been used since ancient times for its special properties. Good quality honey can contain beneficial plant compounds including antioxidants. It contains high levels of glucose and fructose, a natural alternative to those wishing to avoid refined sugar. However, the composition of a honey batch depends on the floral source(s) available to the bees that produced the honey.
Nelson Honey operates a team of beekeepers and has hives located throughout the beautiful regions at top of the South Island of New Zealand. Hives enjoy spectacular and remote locations including Maori Bay in the Marlborough Sounds and Rainbow Station in St Arnaud.
Here at Nelson Honey we can trace our honey back to the hives they came from and our team of beekeepers maintain the health and happiness of all our bees.
There has been much research done on the components of manuka honey, leading to worldwide acclaim of this wonderful honey.
Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and its special benefits have been a traditional part of folklore throughout New Zealand’s settled history.
At Nelson Honey, we test all our Manuka Honey for MGO (Methylglyoxal) activity along with other chemical markers to ensure that it is authentic manuka honey. Methylglyoxal is expressed as a minimum number of mg/kg and scientific evidence has confirmed it as being a key compound that occurs naturally in Manuka honey.
While Manuka Honey is extremely well-known for its special properties, our Honeydew Honey has some special characteristics. It contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides.
Average Nutritional Value per 100 g
||1,340 kJ (320 kcal)
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)
|Niacin (vit. B3)
|Pantothenic acid (B5)
|Folate (Vit. B9)