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Research Shows New Zealand Mānuka Honey Can Enhance Probiotics in Yoghurt

August 31, 2023

Consumer acceptance of synbiotics, which are beneficial combinations of probiotics and the substances they thrive on (prebiotic substrates), is continually growing within the functional food sector. In this study, researchers aimed to understand how antibacterial manuka honey affects the growth of probiotics and the sensory aspects of potentially synbiotic yogurts made with Lactobacillus reuteri DPC16….

What is Mānuka honey and how can you tell if it’s the real thing?

February 13, 2023

John Rawcliffe, CEO of Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), speaks to CGTN Europe – China Global Television. Follow the link for the interview:

Tests Show Again that Only 100% New Zealand Mānuka Honey is Authentic.

February 7, 2023

Independent testing reveals that honey producers outside New Zealand are supplying non-authentic mānuka honey. With the continuous growth in demand for New Zealand mānuka honey around the world has come a surge of honey producers outside New Zealand mistakenly claiming they are producing the same honey to take advantage of the growing popularity of this…

How to Build the Gold Standard for Honey

November 15, 2022

Bill and Margaret Bennett have been at the forefront of standards development for New Zealand’s Mānuka Honey industry since the early 90’s. They pioneered the drive to establish quality standards and indicators of strength which are now known as UMF™.  Their business, Summerglow holds  license number 1001, the first ever issued by the Unique Manuka…

Mānuka honey shows potential benefits in treatment for drug resistant lung infection

October 12, 2022

UK scientists from Aston University have demonstrated the potential benefits nebulisation treatment using New Zealand mānuka honey to support the effect of antibiotics to treat a drug resistant lung infection; that can be fatal in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. New Zealand mānuka honey is widely known by researchers to have extensive potential benefits to support…

UMF™ Honey Association – Protecting Consumers for 25 Years

August 18, 2022

Known as the liquid gold of the honey world, New Zealand mānuka honey is a highly sought-after superfood with remarkable health properties that set it apart from other honeys and natural health products. It’s also relatively scarce. New Zealand’s native mānuka tree, which the honey is derived from, flowers just once a year. This means…

UMFHA Welcomes a New Lifetime Member – Margaret Bennett – Queen of mānuka honey standards

August 4, 2022

As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration it is the privilege for the UMFHA to celebrate the contribution from Margaret Bennett. Margaret has been an integral part of the development of the UMFHA since the inception and recognition of the establishment of AMHA  which became the UMFHA. In 1997, Margaret and her husband Bill, initiated…

People behind 25 years of mānuka honey you can trust

July 18, 2022

  Meet some of the people behind Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association. Some of those who have ensured the certification of quality honey and dedicate taking this wonderful product into the future.