MANUKA? NPA? UMF? MGO?
What are we measuring?
MANUKA: Maori common name for a species commonly referred to in Australia as Teatree and is widely distributed in Australia & NZ
MANUKA HONEY is not unique for bio-activity
NPA: Non Peroxide Antibacterial Activity (NPA) of honey is a scientific scale
UMF: The UMF Unique Manuka Factor is a New Zealand trademark scale
The test used to determine UMF is the NPA test
MGO: Many species of plant nectars and pollens produce honey with Methylglyoxal (MGO). The higher MGO level the higher the NPA:
NPA 10+ = MGO 250 = UMF 10+
NPA 20+ = MGO 830 = UMF 20+
NPA 25+ = MGO 600 = UMF 25+
NPA 30+ = MGO 900 = UMF 30+
Pure raw honeys would normally have a NPA or MGO of at least NPA 10+ or MGO 250
Prepared by Backyard Honey Pty Ltd. Sept 2018