Dr Stephens – The factors responsible for UMF in Manuka honey

Dr Stephens – The factors responsible for UMF in Manuka honey

Dr Stephens – The factors responsible for UMF in Manuka honey

The variability in the level of the non-peroxide antibacterial component (UMF®) of mānuka honey produced in New Zealand was studied. A field analysis confirmed considerable variability existed in the honeys, and a number of hypotheses to explain this variability were proposed and examined.

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