Each batch of Australia’s Manuka has to be tested at independent laboratories before it is packaged. This is to guarantee it contains high levels of NPA and MGO activity. NPA or Non Peroxide Activity is given a number rating regarding the antibacterial and therapeutic properties of Australia’s Manuka honey.
The magic ingredient in Australian Manuka honey is MGO which stands for methylglyoxal and is the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so unique. The value of the honey is directly proportional to this test result.
As not all honey contains the same goodness an MGO rating system has was introduced which measures natural compounds within the Australian MANUKA responsible for its unique antibacterial properties