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WHAT IS MANUKA HONEY?

Manuka honey is collected from Manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium) flowers. This flower is only available from New Zealand’s most pure and remote locations. Renowned for its rich flavour, Manuka Honey is recognised worldwide for its unique properties not found in ordinary honey. With a flowering season of just 2-6 weeks a year, it is one of nature's special gifts.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HONEY?

Manuka has been used medicinally for aiding sore throats, skin conditions and digestion. Medical Manuka honey has been clinically proven to promote wound healing and reduce risk of infection.

WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND MANUKA HONEY?

All honey has varying levels of anti-bacterial activity from hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide is affected by heat, light, time and commercial processing. Manuka honey is unique because it contains natural activity, ie Methyglyoxal (MG), which displays significant antibacterial effects than Hydrogen Peroxide. In vitro studies have revealed that the Manuka honey is effective against several bacteria.

WHAT IS UMF?

UMF stands for "Unique Manuka Factor". The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka honey, and assures purity & quality. The UMF number indicates the level of the unique Manuka properties within the honey. The higher the grade the higher the purity, this only applies to UMF graded honey

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE COMVITA?

Every batch of Comvita® UMF® Manuka honey is independently analysed and certified for quality, purity and authenticity by the UMF® Honey Association (UMFHA). The UMFHA also conducts random sampling to monitor quality regularly, ensure Manuka honey carrying the UMF® mark is true to label. 

 Here at Comvita, we pride ourselves on our industry leading analysis laboratories. Every batch of our Manuka Honey goes through a rigorous testing process, from the moment it is collected from the hive, filtered to remove any non-honey impurities and bottled ready to ship. We bottle and label all our UMF® Manuka Honey in New Zealand.To ensure you get products that meet relevant New Zealand government standards, we are registered with New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), our honeys are available for sell within New Zealand and are eligible for export.

Before you purchase any Manuka honey, it might worth checking if they are sold within New Zealand to ensure you are getting genuine product. 

 No other company knows Manuka Honey like Comvita.