NECTAR SOURCE: Wild Manuka Flowers.
CONSISTENCY: Thick, firm and spreadable.
COLOUR: Light to mid Amber.
TASTE: Aromatic with damp earth and heather notes.
PROPERTIES: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Simply the great food has partnered with beekeepers in New Zealand to harvest this finest batch of Manuka Honey.
309 Honey is one of the oldest beekeeping family located in the heart of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. They have been harvesting Manuka Honey for the past number of years and are famous amongst honey experts for their top grade Manuka Honey.
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a major antibacterial component of Manuka Honey and it is used to measure its strength. This honey is tested and certified at a minimum 100 MGO.
Manuka Honey 100+ MGO is 100% pure Manuka Honey straight from the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand.
Manuka Honey, unique to New Zealand, prized for its potency and purity, is well known to have a wide range of health benefits and can be used as a natural remedy to assist with an array of health conditions.
100% Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey
The Manuka bush is covered in white flowers for four weeks of the year during mid-summer and the slopes of both mountains and valleys are covered. During these four weeks bees are extremely busy gathering the honey from the Manuka flower. Methylglyoxal forms naturally in the Manuka plant nectar ready for collection by the bees
Methylglyoxal - the active anti-bacterial compound in Manuka Honey MGO Manuka Honey is labelled based on the minimum Methylglyoxal content (mg/kg) it contains.
For instance, MGO 100+ Manuka Honey has been tested and is certified to contain at least 100mg/kg of dietary methylglyoxal
Methylglyoxal is the active compound directly responsible for the antibacterial activity of any Manuka honey and the MGO rating clearly indicates the minimum level of this compound in each jar. No other system of measurement gives such a clear and simple indication. The higher the Methylglyoxal content of MGO Manuka Honey, the stronger the antibacterial activity.
All of our MGO Manuka Honey products are scientifically tested and verified to ensure you are getting consistent quality. Every batch is subjected to laboratory tests that measure various quality parameters including Dietary Methylglyoxal content. Great care is taken to ensure that the bio-active compounds are maintained from the bee-hive to the finished product so you do not lose any of the valuable properties of this remarkable honey.
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Question: How do you tell that Sidr Honey is from Sidr Flowers?
Answer: Each honey contains unique flower pollen. We check our batches of honey under a high strength microscope to check for Sidr Pollen. If a batch of honey contains more than 80% Pollen of Sidr Flower Pollen, it is labelled as Sidr Honey. This experiment is called Pollen Analyses. Each flower of honey (for example, Acacia Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Robinia Honey, etc.) goes through Pollen Analyses. This is one experiment part of 14 different experiments we do to check the purity and authenticity of our honey.
Honey is harvested by our trained and certified beekeepers under our supervision and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of International Standards.
We are Dubai Food Muncipality's approved brand.
Once harvested, honey samples are sent to Honey Research Institute operating under NARC.
A second batch of samples is sent to our internal laboratory which is registered with PSQC. In our state of the art laboratory, we check honey of adulteration through various tests, such as:
- Electrical Conductivity
- Ash Test at 600C
- Thermal Stability Test
- Glucose and Fructose Test
- Pollen Density Test
- HMF Test
- Sucrose Adulteration Test
We carry out these tests and prepare reports as per the SOPs of Quality Services International (Germany) requirements. Our test reports are accepted worldwide for an accuracy up to 3 decimal places.
Before packaging, we randomly send our batches to Quality Services International (Germany) Laboratory and National Food Lab (UAE).
We also spend a lot of time, effort and resources towards training and development of our beekeepers to International Standards. All our beekeepers are certified from our training academy. This is why, each time you order, we guarantee you a quality which is second to none.