Its getting harder to know what your buying when it comes to Medicinal or Active honeys.
It all started with UMF which had rating like 5+ 10+ 20+ 30+ ect.
But now we have MGO and the number look like 200+ 300+ 500+ ect.
So what does it all mean and how do we compare the different rating?
UMF stands for : Unique Manuka Factor
TA : Total Activity
MGO : is measured as methylglyoxal mg/kg (ppm Parts Per Million)
So the rating now are some what confusing, if you stick to TA then 15+ to 30+ have been shown to be the most optimum, anything under 15+, using a great raw Eucalypt honey is just as valuable.
Anything over the 30+ can be seen as over kill and not really much more beneficial.
So compare ratings between UMF(TA+) and MGO…
exports.com have a calculator which converts UMF and MGO.
1600 30 (please note some calculators are limited to 24)
Our Jarrah Honey has a rating tested in New Zealand of 30+.
Jarrah is a Eucalypti and has a GI (glycimic index of 42) this honey tastes great and is significantly cheaper than a New Zealand Manuka Honey.
I hope this helps with your decision making when buying rated Honeys. Keep in mind that all eucalyptus honeys are great for you and in my next blog I will discuss research conducted on these honeys and their pre biotic benefits.