An explanation of why the MGO level in manuka honey does not show the antibacterial activity
Molan, P. (2008). An explanation of why the MGO level in manuka honey does not show the antibacterial activity. New Zealand BeeKeeper, 16(4), 11-13.
Permanent Research Commons link: http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2142
In March 2008 The New Zealand BeeKeeper published an article Professor Peter Molan wrote, explaining why consumers are being misled by it being claimed that displaying the level of the active antibacterial component of manuka honey shows them the antibacterial activity of the honey. But it is still being claimed that the MGO Manuka Honey scale will become the standard against with manuka honey will be measured in future. Therefore he has written this additional article to explain even more simply why the MGO scale does not show the non-peroxide antibactieral activity.
This is the published version of an article published in the journal: New Zealand BeeKeeper. Used with permission.