HNZ Honey New Zealand UMF10+ Manuka Honey 500g
Honey New Zealand UMF10+ Manuka Honey has a special biological activity called Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) which relates predominantly to the non-peroxide activity. The presence of the special non-peroxide activity can be detected only by an array of scientific testing directly relating to the phenol standard.
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.
UMF & Active Honeys
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.
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.