Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey 250g
Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey - Pure New Zealand active Manuka Honey, UMF 5+ guaranteed.
Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey is produced in New Zealand and contains unique plant phenols.
Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey is guaranteed to be at least UMF 5+ and has been verified by an independent testing laboratory.
Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey can be used as a delicious spread.
For preferred honey consistency, warm to soften or refrigerate to firm.
Not suitable for children under one year of age.
Comvita is the world’s largest manufacturer of premium quality UMF Manuka Honey. UMF stands for ‘Unique Manuka Factor’, a measure of the unique type of activity which is naturally present at varying levels in honey made from the nectar of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), native to New Zealand.
Only some Manuka Honey has the special UMF activity.
The mark UMF is followed by a number that indicates the strength of the UMF activity in a batch of UMF Manuka Honey. The higher the UMF rating, the more potent the product. For example, a jar of UMF 10+ Manuka Honey has twice the activity of UMF 5+ Manuka Honey.
What is Manuka Honey and why is it special?
Manuka Honey is sourced from New Zealand’s remote, pollution free forests and is renowned for its unique flavour and health benefits. The bees feed Image of a Propolis Hex Floweroff the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium) which has delicate pink or white flowers and is native to New Zealand.
While we have been aware for centuries of the antibacterial properties of all types of honey, laboratory studies have shown that Manuka Honey has an especially remarkable activity, found only in the Leptospermum species. This has been called the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF®. UMF® Manuka Honey is totally natural and has been enjoyed for its own unique flavour for many years.
Why use UMF Manuka Honey?
UMF stands for ‘Unique Manuka Factor’, a measure of the unique type of activity which is naturally present at varying levels in honey made from the nectar of the Manuka bush, native to New Zealand.
UMF Manuka Honey, the type of Manuka Honey which has a high enough level of this activity to warrant carrying the UMF® trademark, is highly sought-after.
UMF is the registered name and trademark of AMHA (Active Manuka Honey Association) and can be used only by licensed users who meet set criteria which includes the monitoring and auditing of honey quality. The New Zealand honey industry (AMHA) has registered UMF® as a trademark to ensure the activity of Manuka Honey cannot be misrepresented.
What to look for
The UMF trademark was registered to help consumers ensure they are not purchasing Manuka Honey with little or no activity.
To carry the UMF brand, the manufacturer or owner of the brand must hold a current UMF® license with AMHA (Active Manuka Honey Association). In addition, genuine UMF Manuka Honey complies with all five of the following criteria: