Honey New Zealand UMF 18+ Manuka Honey is quite a rare specimen among manuka honey given its relatively high UMF rating of 18+.
The honey is certified and carries the UMF label, or Unique Manuka Factor, which is an internationally trademark that is used by over 50 licensed members of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association, of which Honey New Zealand is one.
For consumers who want a genuine manuka honey the label ensures that certain testing methods are used to verify the quality of the honey.
UMF 18+ Manuka Honey has a strong and intense taste. Honey New Zealand sources its honey from beehives that are located all over New Zealand in areas close to the natural bush land where the manuka tree grows. As a monofloral honey, it is important that the hives are located near the source of the nectar in a natural environment that is free from outside contaminants and pesticides. This is another factor behind the purity of the honey.
Honey New Zealand produces a range of high quality UMF manuka honey from UMF 5+ to an absolutely amazing UMF 22+. The company prides itself on its quality management system as well as its UMF license. Try them all and discover which is your favourite!
NB: experts consider honey unsuitable for children below the age of one.