How to identify genuine Mānuka honey
How can you be sure your Mānuka honey is the real deal? Look for the UMF® label. The Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association’s UMF grading system measures signature compounds that are found only in genuine Mānuka honey from New Zealand.
Only companies that strictly comply with UMF Quality Standards and are licensed by the UMFHA are permitted to use the UMF Quality Trademark. UMF can only be used on genuine Mānuka honey that is harvested, tested, packed and labelled in New Zealand.
in an independent laboratory to measure the levels of the key bioactives methylglyoxal, leptosperin and DHA it contains. The higher the levels of these beneficial compounds, the higher the UMF rating granted to that honey.