Why Should I Buy Monofloral Mānuka Honey Over Multifloral?
May 02, 20234 min read
The term multifloral andmonofloral Mānuka honey is thrown around the entire world. It’s understandable that many people are unfamiliar with these terms and thus require a quick crash course in coming to terms with the difference. This blog will do exactly that and make sure that you’re equipped with the right knowledge so that you’re able to identify the best quality Mānuka honey.
This article will outline the difference between multifloral and monofloral Mānuka honey. Additionally, we will also delve into how monofloral Mānuka honey comes in a variety of grades. However, most importantly, we will give you a clear understanding of why not all New Zealand Mānuka honey is made the same.
Firstly, What Is Mānuka Honey?
A name known around the world, it’s still surprising that many people are unfamiliar with this prized New Zealand honey. Mānuka honey is the term for the special honey that is produced from the native Mānuka bush. Premium Mānuka honey is typically sourced from some of the most remote locations throughout New Zealand.
While pure Mānuka honey did not come to the public eye until around 1980 by Kiwi biochemist Peter Molan, it has since gained a spectacular reputation.
Since 1980, we have seen popularity skyrocket for a variety of reasons. Mānuka honey is used for several purposes, but most commonly, people will use it as a natural substitute for cane sugar, a throat-soothing agent or even a hydrating face mask for dermatological purposes.
What Is The Difference Between Multifloral and Monofloral Mānuka Honey?
Multifloral Mānuka honey is typically derived from several species of nectar, and there is little control over the flowers which bees visit to harvest.
Commonly, multifloral Mānuka honey will be noted for its milder flavour and decreased concentration of the unique bioactive ingredient,MGO (methylglyoxal). Nevertheless, multifloral Mānuka honey can provide a unique flavour while containing the essence of some of New Zealand’s best honey.
Monofloral Mānuka honey, however, is one of the most sought-after honey varieties on the planet. Why exactly? Monofloral Mānuka honey refers to a specific type of honey that has been sourced from that one plant species. Boasting a stronger flavour profile and high concentration of all bioactive ingredients, including DHA, HMF and leptosperin.
How Does Monofloral Mānuka Honey Come In Different Strengths?
Monofloral Mānuka honey comes in a variety of different strengths depending on the concentrations of the unique bioactive ingredients mentioned above. These four factors are the contributing factors to determining the Unique Mānuka Factor or UMF™ grade of the Mānuka honey. Each specific biochemical represents an important factor in the monofloral Mānuka honey quality.
Leptosperin - a DNA marker forauthenticity
DHA (dihydroxyacetone) - the precursor to MGO, showcasingshelf-life
MGO (methylglyoxal) - the key driver ofpotency
HMF (hydroxymethylfurfural) - a heat-sensitive compound that showsfreshness
While each factor serves as a contributing factor to the overall UMF™ grade, MGO is the key driver for the ultra-premium Mānuka honey grades. For example, UMF™ grades start at UMF™ 5+ and go as high as UMF™ 31+. After UMF™ 15+, the other three concentrations rarely contribute to any higher levels. From this point onwards, higher MGO levels will cause the UMF™ grade to increase.
What Is The Strongest Monofloral Mānuka Honey Someone Can Buy?
PURITI is proud to offer one of the most potent Mānuka honey varieties available. OurGrand Cru UMF™ 31+ Mānuka Honey has become the flagship product ofour onlinestore. This product contains an incredible concentration of MGO at 1722mg/kg. While Mānuka honey with a minimum concentration of 83mg/kg could be considered monofloral, you can imagine the potency of honey with MGO levels as high as 1722mg/kg.
The exceedingly high levels of MGO in ultra-premium Mānuka honey have several opportunities for uses. Most commonly, however, this level of Mānuka honey is used for cosmetic or vitality purposes. With skincare, for example, there has been speculation among the community and dermatologists that the monofloral Mānuka honey is a natural humectant. This means the honey retains water and may increase the dewy, fresh look of the face. For more information, please read - “Is It Safe To Put Pure Mānuka Honey On My Face”
PURITI Can Provide You With 100% Pure New Zealand Mānuka Honey
At PURITI, we produce sensational, creamy and untouched UMF™-certified Mānuka honey that exceeds all requirements to guarantee purity and potency. EachMānuka honey product we sell exceeds the minimum leptosperin and MGO concentrations set by UMF™HA. As a result, consumers can buy from PURITI confidently, knowing that we are only selling 100% genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey.
In the realm ofgenuine Mānuka honey, this variety holds immense significance, and at PURITI, we understand its importance better than anyone. For years, raw Mānuka honey has captivated both scientists and the general public, thanks to its unique properties and limited availability, making it a highly sought-after commodity that screams nothing short of pure luxury.