What is a TA Rating?

Our honey is tested for it's bioactivity via a Total Activity or TA rating. This is similar to the UMF/MGO rating for Manuka honey, however TA ratings are a measure of both Peroxide Activity (PA) as well as Non-Peroxide Activity (NPA). UMF or MGO ratings refer to Methylglyoxal and is a measurement of only NPA found in Manuka honey.

Below is a comparison chart for TA rating to MGO/UMF:

TA Rating MGO/UMF
20+ 829
15+ 550
10+ 263 


What does all this activity mean?

The anti-microbial quality of Western Australia’s honey is measured by the term ‘Total Activity’ or TA+

The higher the TA the greater the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial strength. The anti-bacterial activity of honey is derived via natural enzymes and chemicals in the honey. Any honey with a TA greater than 10+ may have beneficial anti-microbial properties and these properties are more effective as the TA level increases.

Traditionally honey has been used to heal small wounds and minor burns, soothe sore throats, prevent tooth decay and improve digestive issues.

Unfortunately many commercial honeys available today are made with unacceptable additives such as sugar and corn syrup. We only source 100% pure, raw, natural honey from some of the most pristine and untouched environments left on the planet.

Not only is our honey 100% natural, it is also carefully selected from apiary sites that yield the highest levels of bioactivity (TA).