The world’s most coveted honey. Mānuka honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Mānuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties. The Mānuka flower produces nectar with characteristic and unique signature compounds. Decades of research have culminated to identify the unique signature compounds found in genuine Mānuka Honey.
UMF Grading System
For a product to carry the UMF™ mark it must pass the quality + grading + rating tests. The UMF grading system has two components which are expressed on any UMF honey product.
- The label claim that it is genuine Mānuka Honey.
- A number that represents the unique signature compounds characteristic of this honey which ensure purity and quality. These include: the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal.
The UMF™ mark signifies genuine, quality Mānuka Honey, only from New Zealand.
Multiple studies have shown that Mānuka honey can enhance wound healing, amplify the regeneration of tissue and even decrease pain in patients suffering from burns
Mānuka Honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Mānuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties.
While consumers have always understood the value of Mānuka honey from New Zealand, the current environment has magnified the value of this highly sought after product. Rural broadcaster Sarah Perriam speaks to a Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association spokesperson on the current boom for Mānuka honey producers.