What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey is a unique New Zealand honey from the Manuka tree (Leptospermum Scoparium), a native of New Zealand. Manuka Honey is widely regarded as the finest honey in the world with its unique properties being widely regarded by scientists and consumers alike.
The UMF Quality Mark
The UMF quality mark and grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey, and assures purity and quality. Please see the UMF website at www.umfha.org.nz .
To receive a UMF grading, the honey must contain the following markers:
WHAT IS THE UMF GRADING SYSTEM BASED ON?
The UMF grading system is currently related to the level of methylglyoxal MGO found in the honey for example:
Methylglyoxal Level - UMF® Grade
≥83 mg/kg - 5+
≥263 mg/kg - 10+
≥514 mg/kg - 15+
≥573 mg/kg - 16+
≥696 mg/kg - 18+
≥829 mg/kg - 20+
≥1200 mg/kg - 25+
≥1449 mg/kg - 28+
We are a full member of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association. You can be very sure that all of our honey has been tested by an independent NZ Govt approved laboratory for its DHA MGO and UMF levels.
As part of our membership we are subject to regular audits. the UMF quality mark is the most respected standard in the industry and we are proud to be a part of this great association.
Our UMF certificate below is under our subsidiary honey company Lake View Honey Limited