This month’s in-depth manuka honey review and the editor’s pick of the month is Medi-Bee UMF 10+ Manuka Honey.
Medi-Bee Manuka Honey
The Medi-Bee brand of manuka honey was originally developed in New Zealand by a manuka honey marketing company called Bee and Herbal, and the brand had developed a strong following in the UK and Australia when a deal was reached in 2003 to sell the company to Comvita – one of the world’s largest manuka honey producers.
Comvita’s honey producing statistics are impressive and boasts some 25,000 beehives located in 6 geographical areas of New Zealand and 41 suppliers.
Taste and Texture
Medi-Bee UMF 10+ Manuka Honey has a deliciously thick and creamy texture that is a delightful light brown in colour. The aroma is quite light and almost like sweet wax but that gives way to an incredibly rich and intense taste of aromatic toffee with a lingering sweet aftertaste that is not at all bitter or astringent. Medi-Bee UMF 10+ Manuka Honey is a fantastic manuka honey that gets 10 out of 10 from the editor.
As a UMF 10+ honey, it comes with the Unique Manuka Factor guarantee that the honey has been certified to contain the antibacterial properties to the level stated and that the production of the honey has complied with the criteria, quality control and auditing set by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association. An antibacterial level of 10+ is considered to be a level strong enough to start benefiting from the incredible bioactive properties that have made manuka honey one of the hottest superfoods around.
Medi-Bee Manuka Honey Best in Test Results
Medi-Bee Manuka Honey also came out on top of an investigation into manuka honeys carried out by the Grocer Magazine, which tested seven manuka honeys in a spot test analysis as part of an investigation into the mis-labelling of manuka honey. The other brands used a different rating system that measured the honey’s ‘total activity’, and the results found many discrepancies between what was on the label and what the tests revealed.
So even the experts agree that Medi-Bee Manuka Honey is a great choice! Try it for yourself and give your taste buds a treat and your body a delicious superfood.