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UMF™ Manuka Honey

Nga Pi

190gm-315gm

RRP $20.90 - $110.00 (USD)

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We offer a range of independently UMF™-certified Manuka honey grades, to meet every taste. Choose from 5, 10, 15 or 20+ UMF™. All our Manuka honey passes strict independent testing so we can proudly label it as genuine, active Manuka honey. Manuka honey has a distinct rich flavour, thick and sweet.

UMF™ Manuka Honey

New Zealand’s famous Manuka honey’s medicinal and antibacterial properties are well known. Treating everything from fevers and sore throats, skin complaints, and aiding digestion, its ‘magical’ properties work from the inside out – making our honey liquid gold for your body.

Manuka honey has a distinct rich flavour, thick and sweet. Enjoyed on bread, with aged nutty cheeses like gruyere, or a spoonful to ease a sore throat.

We offer a range of independently certified Manuka honey grades, to meet every taste.

Choose from 5, 10, 15 or 20+ UMF™. This shows the amount of natural healing properties, making Manuka honey one of nature’s superfoods.

All our Manuka honey passes strict independent testing. So we can proudly label it as genuine, active New Zealand Manuka honey.

 

What is UMF™ (Unique Manuka Factor)?

UMF™ stands for Unique Manuka Factor  and is a quality mark owned by the UMF™ Honey Association (UMFHA) in New Zealand. The UMFHA oversees all use of the UMF™ quality trademark and supports licensees and consumers through a comprehensive science and research programme and other activities.

In order to bear the UMF™ mark, beekeepers must be licensed by the UMFHA and adhere to strict guidelines on the production and testing of Manuka honey.

The UMF™ rating is a standardised indicator of the concentration of bioactive chemical compounds found in Manuka honey. Bioactive chemical compounds, when applied to your skin or digested in your digestive tract, are able to help your body resist infection, improve skin health and aid digestion. UMF™ is a complete and advanced grading system incorporating the measurement of Methylglyoxal (MG) which is the organic compound responsible for Manuka honey’s strong antibacterial properties levels, but also includes additional testing of authenticity markers of the Manuka honey. These markers include dihydroxyacetone and leptosperin. As such, UMF™ is also an indicator of quality, purity and authenticity.

 

What are the different gradings and why is it important?

A UMF™ grading is usually between 5+ and 25+. A UMF™ 30+ honey is possible, but uncommon.

There are other grading systems including MGO, K Factor, NPA, however only UMF™ is a licenced quality mark administered by an Association, providing assurance to consumers. For a product to carry the UMF™ mark it must pass the UMF™ quality + grading + rating tests.

Other grading systems are free to use and not subject to rating standards.

The UMF™ mark signifies genuine, quality Manuka honey, only from New Zealand.

While UMF™ and MGO measure different things, there is still a relationship between MGO and UMF™ values.

UMF™ to MGO approximate comparisons

  • UMF 5 = MGO 83
  • UMF 10 = MGO 263
  • UMF 15 = MGO 514
  • UMF 20 = MGO 829
  • UMF 25 = MGO 1200