MGO stands for Methylglyoxal which is a compound that naturally occurs in Manuka Honey

Why does True Kiwi measure in MGO and not UMF?

MGO or Methylglyoxal is a natural occurring compound that promotes antimicrobial and antibacterial healing properties. We believe in this rating as it focuses on the most fundamental element that makes Manuka honey so special.

What are the benefits to higher MGO?

Scientists generally agree that MGO is the best way to establish antibacterial and antimicrobial strength. Manuka honey is said to be effective for treating everything from a sore throat to clearing up blemishes on your skin.

Other benefits of honey may include:

  • helping heal cuts and scrapes
  • clearing infections
  • easing stomach aches
  • improving digestion
  • boosting the immune system
  • providing energy

MGO to UMF comparison chart

MGO Rating UMF Rating
MGO 83 UMF 5+
MGO 263 UMF 10+
MGO 356 UMF 12+
MGO 514 UMF 15+
MGO 696 UMF 18+
MGO 829 UMF 20+

How do you know the MGO potency of honey?

We work closely with Ollie and other select beekeepers to collect pure Manuka honey all over New Zealand. We then send samples of each batch to independent laboratories for testing to ensure high quality and transparency.