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what is manuka honey

Manuka honey is made from bees that forage the Manuka bush in New Zealand, Manuka Honey is certainly very special. The Manuka bush has a long history when it comes to herbal medicine and was used by native Maoris to help wounds heal. But the honey that the bees produced from the Manuka bush wasn’t really understood until much later and since then lots of studies have been conducted and scientists have been fascinated by the results.

Why use manuka honey

Manuka honey is now widely known to have such an array of health benefits that set it apart from other variations - which have a lots of pretty awesome health benefits themselves too! Manuka honey has long since been used to heal wounds, and many still use it for this purpose today. Manuka honey has been used as a natural antibiotic for centuries. Manuka has a natural substance called MGO (methylgloxal). It's said the higher the MGO content of the honey, the more active the antibacterial properties and healing properties.

why is it so expensive?

Manuka honey is graded according to its MGO content. That means that each jar produced is tested and certified so that you know exactly what you’re getting. The higher the MGO content, the higher the price… and the greater the anti-bacterial activity present within the honey. You can rest assured that here at Hilltop, we carry out authenticity testing on all of our honey to ensure it's the best it can be and that it meets all aspects of the honey regulations. Our Manuka Honey is natural, authentic and carefully sourced from the best New Zealand beekeepers. We actually test twice to certify its authenticity!