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Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey is produced in New Zealand and contains unique plant phenols naturally present at varying levels in honey made from the nectar of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), native to New Zealand. Read more
Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey
Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey is a pure New Zealand active Manuka Honey with a guaranteed activity factor UMF 10+
- Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey is produced in New Zealand and contains unique plant phenols.
- Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey is guaranteed to be at least UMF 10+ and has been verified by an independent testing laboratory.
- Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey contains pure New Zealand 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 form the nectar of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), native to New Zealand.
Comvita is the world’s largest manufacturer of premium quality UMF Manuka Honey.
UMFstands 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 UMFrating, the more potent the product. For example, a jar of UMF 10+ Manuka Honey has twice the activity of UMF5+ Manuka Honey.
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 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:
• UMF® is clearly stated on the front label.
• It is packed into jars and labeled in New Zealand.
• It is from a New Zealand company licensed by AMHA to use the name UMF®.
• It has the UMF® licensee’s name on the front label.
• It has a rating of UMF® 5+ or more.
Comvita® is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of premium quality UMF® Manuka Honey. The Comvita® brand is well-known and trusted by retailers and consumers around the world for its high quality, effective natural health products. Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey is one of the world’s most trusted brands of Manuka Honey.
A commitment to quality
As a licensed user of the UMF® brand, Comvita® is required to meet criteria set by the official industry body AMHA. AMHA 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 Zealands internationally respected Animal Products Act 1999.
All Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey is traceable to its source - from the hive to the shelf. We have an audited Risk Management Programme to ensure compliance.
We work closely with only the best beekeepers in New Zealand that produce Manuka Honey of the highest quality. From the rugged central North Island volcanic plateau, to the bush clad hills of the Coromandel, there are many different factors that can effect the quality of Manuka Honey - it’s a natural product so sun, wind and rain all play a part. We regularly visit all of our beekeeper partners to discuss the honey crop, the Comvita® quality system and our expectations that only the best will suffice. No other company knows Manuka Honey like Comvita®.