UMF20+ 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.
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)
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.
The higher the UMF level, the higher the level of anti-bacterial benefits.
Ingredients: Manuka Honey
Warnings: Not suitable for infants under 12 months. Do not use if seal is broken.
QUARANTINE NOTICE: HONEY MAY NOT BE IMPORTED TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. IF YOU ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE AND IMPORT HONEY FROM OTHER PARTS OF AUSTRALIA, YOUR ITEM MAY BE SEIZED AND DESTROYED BY QUARANTINE WA AND YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR A SUBSTANTIAL FINE.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.