Because of its long isolation from the rest of the world and its island biogeography, New Zealand has extraordinary flora and fauna. About 80% of the flora occurs only in New Zealand, one being the Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium). Manuka is a unique evergreen tree, native to New Zealand. Its intensely scented flowers bloom in summer and bees absolutely love them.
UMF® = Unique Manuka Factor
The trademark UMF® is a quality mark that represents the testing of the Non-Peroxide Activity in honey using various test methods. Underpinning this, AMHA uses a range of biological and chemical methods and the approved testing laboratories are accredited and have international standing and recognition.
Active Manuka Honey = Total Activity (mainly from peroxide activity)
Active Manuka honey is tested by a certified independent laboratory for its total activity which relates to predominantly the levels of naturally occurring Peroxide Activity.
The UMF® Honey trademark is:
– A Quality Trademark
– Internationally Recognizable
– Internationally Verifiable
– Honey New Zealand UMF Licence number is 1043.
The UMF® found only in selective Manuka honey describes the anti-bacterial property (from non peroxide activity), sought after for its qualities that support the body’s natural health and wellbeing. Independent laboratory testing determines the UMF® value after the honey is packaged. The higher the UMF level, the higher the level of anti-bacterial benefits.
Besides the health promoting properties this product has wide appeal as a pleasurable eating experience! The dark cream to dark brown honey produced by the bees from the nectar of the flowers has a distinctive taste profile: slightly bitter, mineral, herbaceous.