For thousands of years honey has been known for its special properties. Certain honeys from specific plants have a greater range of properties than others, and the honey that comes from some strains of the New Zealand Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium) is one of these.

There is a large body of international research on this, including work by Dr Peter Molan, MBE, Dr Peter Brooks, Dr Jonathan Stephens, and an international network of laboratories. 

There are a number of assays and techniques including newly emerging work on determining what Manuka is that will be available to the consumer to verify the origin and provenance of this distinctive product. The UMF® rating is a measure of the attributes and values that make up Manuka honey, and is a clear measure of its uniqueness. 

This unique profile is over and above the usual properties of honey, and sets Manuka Honey apart as one of nature’s true wonderfoods. These properties are in all Manuka honey. 

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