Comvita® UMF® 5+ Manuka Honey contains pure New Zealand Manuka Honey. New Zealand Manuka has long been valued for its health-maintaining effects and Manuka Honey is gaining worldwide recognition for its unique properties. Only some Manuka Honey has the special UMF® activity.
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 off 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 property, 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.
Laboratory studies have shown that UMF® Manuka Honey is effective against a wide range of bacteria. 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 antibacterial property to warrant carrying the UMF® trademark, is highly sought-after. UMF® is the registered name and trademark of UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor 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 (UMFHA) has registered UMF® as a trademark to ensure the activity of Manuka Honey cannot be misrepresented.
As a licensed user of the UMF® brand, Comvita is required to meet criteria set by the official industry body UMFHA. UMFHA undertakes regular monitoring, on-site audits and in-market random sampling to ensure Manuka Honey carrying the UMF® mark is true to label. Every batch of Comvita UMF® Honey is independently tested and certified to contain the special UMF® antibacterial activity level as indicated on the label. Comvita’s quality control technicians further test every batch for flavour, colour and aroma. We have an audited Risk Management Programme, ensuring compliance with New Zealand's internationally respected Animal Products Act 1999.
- 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.
Ingredients: Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey UMF® 5+
Directions: Use as a delicious spread. For preferred Honey consistency, warm to soften or refrigerate to firm.
Not suitable for children under one year of age.
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