Manuka honey takes the benefits of honey to the next level. Used widely as part of a wellness routine, this heavily researched natural sweetener is as rare as it is unique.

Not all Manuka honey is the same.

As the most trusted honey company, we feel responsible for bringing the highest-quality, New Zealand Manuka honey to the U.S.

Nate’s Manuka is certified UMFTM by the only internationally recognized certifying body of Manuka, the UMFTM Honey Association (UMFHA). UMFHA ensures the honey awarded its certification is the gold standard for potency (MGO), authenticity (some Manuka honey isn’t real Manuka!), shelf life and freshness.

Our mono-floral, genuine Manuka honey is sourced and bottled in New Zealand, which is the only location source of authentic Manuka honey.

You can trust you’re getting the best Manuka honey when purchasing Nate’s.

How is manuka honey different from regular honey?

Manuka honey is thicker and darker, with a more earthy flavor and well-known better-for-you benefits beyond those of traditional honey. To learn more about Manuka honey, check out resources from the experts at UMFTM.
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How are people using Manuka Honey?

Part of a Wellness Routine

Manuka honey can be enjoyed as part of your daily wellness routine. Follow your daily vitamin with a spoonful of Nate’s Manuka honey right out of the jar or bottle.

In Superfood Smoothies

Blend Nate’s Manuka honey with frozen fruit, leafy greens and maybe some protein powder for a well-balanced breakfast or snack!

As Part of a Beauty Regimen

Some use Manuka honey topically as part of their skincare or haircare routine, a natural alternative to hair and skin products full of harsh chemicals.

What does MGO mean?

One of the presumed values of Manuka honey is its MGO (methylglyoxal) strength, the source of its unique activity. The UMFHA verifies Nate’s MGO levels to ensure they’re significant.

The pollen bees source from the flowers of the Manuka plant in New Zealand contains dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, a plant chemical. This DHA is slowly converted to MGO.1

Stronger MGO concentrations are associated with higher UMFTM ratings. MGO levels may increase after Manuka honey is packaged, which is why a “+” is indicated with the potency.

How does Nate's verify MGO levels?
  1. Adams CJ, Manley-Harris M, Molan PC. The origin of methylglyoxal in New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey. Carbohydr Res. 2009;344(8):1050-1053.