Mānuka Honey UMF™ 15+
Waitemata’s Mānuka UMF™ 15+ honey was the only Mānuka honey that was awarded 5 stars by the Hong Kong Consumer Council when it tested a range of Mānuka honeys in the Hong Kong market in 2013. The honey was randomly selected from retail shop shelves and independently tested. It is the only independent testing of Manuka honeys of which we are aware. Thus the testing was completely objective. The 5 stars, the highest award reflects Waitemata’s more than 70 years history of processing Manuka honey.
Mānuka UMF™ 15+ is a medical grade of Mānuka honey. It is relatively rare – approximately only 8% of all Mānuka honey has rating of UMF™ 15+ or higher.
The healing qualities of the medical grades of Manuka honey are remarkable. They are summarised on the page “Health and Healing”
Mānuka honey is made from the nectar of an indigenous New Zealand shrub “Mānuka”, often referred to as ”Tea Tree” because early settlors made tea from its leaves. Its biological name is Leptospermum scoparium.
Some, but not all Mānuka honey have unique, exceptional anti-bacterial qualities which the UMF™ Honey Association has named “UMF™”, meaning “Unique Mānuka Factor”. There are different strengths of UMF™, indicated by the number following UMF™. It is this factor that has made Mānuka honey with UMF™ an internationally recognised “Super Honey”. Read more about UMF™ on its page.
The purity and UMF™ strength of the honey is assessed by independent government approved laboratories who report to the UMF™ Honey Association, which in turn advises honey processors of the qualities of the honey and grants permission for the UMF™ symbol and the rating of the honey to be used on labels. The batch number is recorded on the honey labels.
.Mānuka honey is golden brown in colour and has a distinctive great taste.
Waitemata Honey is not pasteurised and is packed in BPA free plastic jars.
We can deliver to Hong Kong and Mainland China direct from New Zealand, by tracked courier, at Australian prices. Simply enter the delivery address for your order in the appropriate space on the checkout page. There are no extra charges.