Happy Valley Manuka Honey UMF 5+ comes in three different sizes of honey jar and this is the mid-size 500g jar. Happy Valley has over three decades of experience in producing and sourcing the highest quality manuka honey from all across New Zealand. Run by two families, Happy Valley not only produces certified UMF manuka honey but also a wide variety of bee and honey products including royal jelly and propolis.
The UMF label is important for a number of reasons as it means the honey has been independently tested and verified as containing some of the newly discovered chemical identifiers that occur naturally, such as compounds called leptosperin and methylglyoxal (MGO).
The use of the trademark label requires honey producers to test their manuka honey and follow strict guidelines and criteria. Happy Valley produces a wide variety of manuka honey that have different UMF ratings.
Since the level of these compounds and purity of the honey can vary, it is useful for honey consumers to be knowledgeable about the trademark scheme as the label gives assurance that what you are buying is a genuine manuka honey and not one that is fake.
Manuka honey is a hot topic among the research community because of its unique properties and, for example, manuka honey is now a major ingredient in its medical grade form for many products that focus on healing skin and wounds.
Nevertheless, manuka honey has a truly unique taste and is an unforgettable gift of nature so why not just buy a jar and eat it by the spoonful! Remember, however, that children below the age of one are advised not to eat honey.