While we have known for centuries about the health benefits of all types of honey, recent studies have shown that only Manuka has an antibacterial component that sets it apart from other honeys.
Manuka honey mostly comes from the Leptospermum species of plant, which impart the honey with very high levels of a naturally occurring compound known as Methylglyoxal (or MGO for short).
MGO has been scientifically shown to be the major contributor to manuka honey’s powerful antimicrobial activity and is attributed to many health benefits.

MGO ‘ratings’ for Berringa’s Australian Super Manuka honey are shown elsewhere on this website (in the section called Super Manuka).