What is Mānuka Honey?

Manuka honey is a type of honey that is produced in New Zealand. It is made by bees that feed on the Manuka tree. Delicious, thick, and with a characteristic dark cream to dark brown color, Mānuka honey has long been admired as exceptional honey with a distinct, complex flavor and rich aroma unlike any other honey in the world.

Mānuka honey is a superfood and at the forefront of natural health sciences. No other honey has the volume or complexity of natural components at work as New Zealand Mānuka honey.

UMF™ is shorthand for the most comprehensive, independently certified, and internationally recognized quality assurance system for New Zealand mānuka honey.

It’s designed to validate mānuka honey potency, authenticity, purity, shelf life, and freshness for honey producers, brands, customers, and consumers around the world.

The UMF Mānuka honey number is a measure of the quality of the honey.The UMF grading system was developed by New Zealand’s Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association to provide consumers with an accurate rating for different brands of manuka honey.

The UMF rating can range from 0 to 20+ and is based on the level of Mānuka present in the honey. The higher this number, the higher the level of Mānuka in the honey and hence, it will have more health benefits.

UMF MGO USAGE
5+ 83 Excellent nutritional supplement.
10+ 263 Medium level of activity: Helps maintain good health.
15+ 514 High UMF activity: Good antibacterial properties.
20+ 829 Very high UMF activity: Superior antibacterial properties