Have you tried the Costco Manuka Honey? Costco carries both 10+ UMF and 20+ UMF Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey. Melora Manuka Honey sold in-store at Costco has a 10+ UMF score and 163+ MGO score. Costco.com sells Manuka Health which boasts a 20+ UMF and 850 MGO score. Manuka Honey is Non-GMO, wild grown, sustainably harvested, and unpasteurized.
Manuka Honey is beloved for its health and wellness uses, as well as it’s unique consistency and flavor.
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Costco Manuka Honey Item Number and Price
New Zealand Melora Manuka Honey 10+ UMF 17.6 oz is Costco Item Number 1185739 and costs $31.99 or $1.18 per ounce.
If you can’t make it into Costco, Amazon also sells comparable products:
Costco Manuka Honey Recipe Ideas
Manuka Honey is delicious! Use your Costco Manuka Honey to make a variety of recipes, here are some of our suggestions:
- Vanilla Pecan Porridge With Fruits and Berries – Try these oats made with Manuka Honey, they are warm and delicious and will slowly fuel you all morning.
- Honey Oat Macadamia Nuts Scones – The tradition of afternoon tea has been around since the 1800’s and still lives on now – try these scones made with Manuka Honey with your afternoon tea. Best warm and fresh right out of the oven!
- Hokkaido Cheesecake – Try this delicious cheesecake made with Manuka Honey and bring a taste of Japan into your kitchen!
What is Manuka Honey?
Mānuka [ mā·nu·ka ] Honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Mānuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium). It is widely recognised as “THE” honey that all others are compared against. Most notably, Manuka Honey has naturally occurring methylglyoxal (MGO) which has antibacterial properties, and is the key compound that makes Manuka different from other honeys.
Manuka honey is the first honey to be so extensively researched and recognised for its remarkable qualities.
This video does a great job of explaining what makes Manuka Honey so rare and expensive:
While the medicinal benefits of Manuka Honey are widely debated, Manuka Honey has been used to aide a variety of ailments for centuries in Australia and New Zealand.
The MGO found in Manuka Honey is the major antibacterial component. MGO comes from the conversion of dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers.
The higher the concentration of MGO in the Manuka Honey, the stronger the antibacterial effect it holds.
Manuka honey is hailed as a germ fighter because of it’s unique antibacterial properties. It’s taken internally to soothe sore throats and coughs. Manuka Honey is also popular for skincare purposes such as soothing eczema, and may have anti inflammatory and digestive benefits.
*As always, please conduct your own research and talk to your healthcare provider before using Manuka Honey for any medicinal purpose.
Manuka Honey Grading System
When a label claims that it is genuine Mānuka Honey, you want to look for the official UMF grading system symbol and rating. UMF is a quality trademark that represents the purity and quality of Mānuka Honey. Costco Manuka Honey is graded by the UMF.
The rating represents the unique signature compounds characteristic of any given jar of manuka honey, including the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal. The higher the UMF grading number on the label of Manuka Honey, the higher the concentration of the key signature compounds. This is used as a measure of purity and quality.
UMF ratings typically range between 5+ and 25+.
FAQs on Costco Manuka Honey
Why is Manuka Honey so Expensive?
Manuka Honey only comes from New Zealand. It can only be harvested when the Manuka tree is flowering, on average between 2-6 weeks each year. As such, real Manuka Honey is estimated to make up less than 1% of the world’s honey.
Is Costco Manuka Honey Real?
Yes, Costco’s Manuka Honey is made by Melora, an accredited New Zealand registered license holder with the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA). Melora holds license #2015 from the UMFHA.
Is Manuka Honey safe for infants?
No. Manuka Honey is raw, and it is not safe for infants. Please ask your healthcare provider before you give your child Manuka Honey (or any raw honey).
Is Manuka Honey pasteurized?
No, Manuka Honey is not pasteurized. Manuka Honey is raw and unpasteurized. It may be lightly filtered, but it is not pasteurized.
Does Costco sell Manuka Honey?
Yes, Costco sells UMF graded Manuka Honey. It’s available both in-store and online.
Looking for a Costco Manuka Honey Coupon?
You can find Costco Manuka Honey Coupons in the Costco Member’s Only Savings for $10 off and $30 off depending on the specific jar and grading. Keep your eye out!