Helping you identify that special Manuka Honey

Look for the Trusted Quality Trademark & Grading System UMF Protecting Your Rights as a Consumer

  • UMF is a quality mark identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey produced in New Zealand that has the special natural property found only in some strains of manuka honey
  • The UMF quality trademark protects your rights as a consumer because not all manuka honey has the special manuka property and among those that do the strength of the property varies

The UMF Grading System - Identifies & Measures Genuine Manuka Honey

  • The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey produced in New Zealand, and assures purity and quality (more)
  • The higher the UMF grade the greater the presence of the unique manuka honey attributes
    • Low Grade:  UMF5 to UMF9 
    • Medium Grade:  UMF10 to UMF15
    • Superior High Grade:  UMF16+  

Checklist to Identify Genuine UMF Manuka Honey:

  1. It has the quality trademark UMF clearly stated on the front label
  2. The honey is produced in New Zealand. Honey cannot be imported into New Zealand so the consumer is assured UMF Manuka Honey is truely and solely New Zealand honey
  3. It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand
  4. It is from a New Zealand company licensed to use the quality trademark UMF
  5. It has the New Zealand UMF Licensee's brand name and licence number on the label
  6. It has a rating number alongside the trademark UMF.  A number without the name UMF does not identify genuine UMF Manuka Honey 
  7. It is verified by the Official UMF Release Document which states the test results for the batch number shown on the jar label.  The Official UMF Release Document presents all four tests (Leptosperin test + MGO test + DHA test + HMF test
  8. The Official UMF Release Certificate is a controlled document that is isssued to UMF Manuka Honey that passes all test criteria and is true-to-label claim. Consumers should request this document (The colour and layout should look exactly like the certificate shown here)

Leptosperin identifies genuine Manuka Honey

  • Manuka Honey is made up of several compounds that are found only in the honey produced from New Zealand's native manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium (more)
  • One of the most dominant compounds is Leptosperin
  • Leptosperin is a good indicator of the "manukaness" of honey
  • The higher the level of Leptosperin the greater the presence of the unique manuka honey attributes
  • Leptosperin gives consumers a means of knowing which honey is genuine Manuka Honey
  • The Leptosperin in SummerGlow Manuka Honey UMF22+ is very high Leptosperin 853mg/kg

Order Genuine High Grade UMF Rated Manuka Honey from SummerGlow Apiaries Ltd - UMF Licence Number 1001 - Here



A Trusted Mark of Quality - A Guarantee of Authenticity & Purity

UMF stands for "Unique Manuka Factor" and is the only manuka honey grading system that is licensed and audited to verify the honey is true-to-label.

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