Manuka honey is highly valued across the world but not just for its rich, smooth taste. Across the world, people have begun to discover its properties, including the amazing results of using skincare products that contain Manuka honey. But what makes it so different to other honey?
The answer is methylglyoxal. Methylglyoxal, or MGO for short, is what gives Manuka honey its antibacterial activity. It is found in other honeys, but in very insignificant amounts. The concentration of methylglyoxal in the Manuka honey determines its MGO rating. The higher the MGO the more valued honey.