Comvita™ Certified UMF™ 5+ (MGO 83+) Raw Manuka Honey 1kg (35.2 oz) #1179641
- Brand: Comvita™ Beekeeping Since 1974, New Zealand
- Product Code: 1179641
- Availability: Pre-Order (5-7 weeks)
CERTIFIED UMF 5+ (MGO 83+) Premium Grade Raw Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the Manuka flower in the pristine forests of New Zealand. Comvita Manuka Honey is Raw, Wild, Unpasteurized, Non-GMO Project Verified, Halal, Kosher, and Certified Gluten-Free.
THE GOLD STANDARD Every batch of Comvita Manuka Honey is independently tested and certified by the UMF Honey Association. Only UMF measures the three signature compounds (Leptosperin, DHA, and MGO – the key antibacterial marker) found in genuine, monofloral Manuka Honey.
NOT ALL MANUKA IS CREATED EQUAL Many other popular Manuka products without UMF certification are branded with self-created terms like “Factors”, "Bio-Active", or “Active”. These lack the measurable standards ensuring Manuka’s quality, purity, authenticity, and value.
BENEFITS & USES Manuka Honey is one of nature’s powerful wonders. It contains a unique range of beneficial oligosaccharides and prebiotics, amino acids, polyphenolic and other plant-derived compounds. Delicious and creamed to perfection, enjoy adding to your tea, oatmeal, yogurt, smoothie, or simply by the spoon. Great as a morning wellness ritual, pre-workout natural energy source, or as a DIY skin brightening facemask!
NEW ZEALAND’S #1 UMF™ MANUKA HONEY BRAND Beekeeping Since 1974, Comvita also supplies medical-grade (sterilized, high UMF) Manuka Honey, which is administered topically for its antibacterial properties to treat wounds and burns in hospitals and wound care clinics.
YOUR GUIDE TO UMF™ MANUKA HONEY
UMF™ is the gold standard in Manuka ratings and is backed by the New Zealand government for its verification of quality and potency. Here’s a simple guide of how to tell the difference between verifiable quality and marketing hype.
MANUKA HONEY RATING SYSTEMS
There are a variety of grading systems and distinctions that exist in the marketplace today, but the most important seal to look for is UMF™, a quality trademark identifying natural, unadulterated Manuka Honey. The number represents three unique signature compounds which ensure purity and quality:
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is the compound chiefly responsible for the antibacterial property of Manuka Honey and forms the basis of the UMF™ grading system.
Leptosperin is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers and is the most discerning characteristic to distinguish Manuka Honey from other honey types.
Hydroxymethylfurfural is also found in the nectar of Manuka flowers and converts into MGO once the bees gather the nectar and turn it into honey.