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What does the TA rating on honey mean???

honey’s anti-microbial strength is measured by the term “Total Activity (TA)”. The TA is a bacteria killing scale; the higher the TA the greater the antimicrobial strength. The anti-bacterial activity of honey is derived via natural enzymes and chemicals in the honey that originate from the flower that the nectar has been collected from.  Any honey with a TA of greater than 10+ may have beneficial antimicrobial properties, and these properties are more effective as the TA level increases. Note that the UMF value on Manuka honey is essentially the same as a TA value, but the antimicrobial activity is generated by different chemical processes. Total Activity is the combination of Peroxide Activity (PA) and Non-Peroxide Activity (NPA). In Jarrah honey,...

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