Consumers of manuka honey are these days spoilt for choice when it comes to manuka honey producers, and Happy Valley Manuka Honey UMF 10+ is a good choice for those wanting a high quality and certified UMF manuka honey.
Happy Valley has been producing high grade manuka honey and other bee products and honeys since 1975 and is based to the north of Auckland. The honey is sourced from beekeepers all over the country, primarily from remote areas near to the key source of nectar: the manuka tree.
Producing manuka honey free from human contaminants and influence ensures the purity of the honey and is one of the company’s corner stones.
The UMF label, or Unique Manuka Factor, is a trademark association that has over 50 licensed members, including Happy Valley. The UMF mark refers to the purity of the honey, and is a sign the honey has been tested to ensure it contains the naturally occurring elements that confer genuine manuka honey status.
In order to be awarded the label, honey producers must follow the criteria set by the association, which means that each batch of honey is tested to establish and verify its purity. Happy Valley produces a range of manuka honey that has different UMF ratings.
Manuka honey has been accorded a ‘superfood’ status as a result of the reported health benefits by many including sports and acting celebrities. There is in fact an increasingly large amount of research on the honey and manuka honey in its medical grade form is being used as the basis for some skin and wound care products.
However, whether you want it for its superfood status or just its taste, Happy Valley Manuka Honey UMF 10+ is a distinctive and delightful honey for the home.