New Zealand Made
The Kiwi trademark is relied upon by over 1,200 New Zealand manufacturers to differentiate their products and services in New Zealand and with key trading partners such as United States, China, India, UK and Australia.
UMF Grading System
Until recently consumers had no way of knowing the level of quality or authenticity of the Mānuka honey they were buying.Depending on the season and source, honeys can vary in grade and strength, so it has been important to establish a trusted quality standard. The UMF Honey Association has achieved this by introducing the UMF quality trademark and rating system.
Only Mānuka Honey labelled with the official UMFHA trade mark gives the consumer a guarantee of quality. It has been reported that there is more honey sold as Mānuka honey in the UK alone than is produced in the whole of New Zealand, and Mānuka honey is not produced anywhere else in the world.
So our advice is to be very selective about where you buy your Mānuka honey, make sure that it has been produced and packed in New Zealand, that it carries the UMF® trademark and that it has the license # of the producer on the label.
We are a full member of the Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association. You can be very sure that all of our honey has been tested by an independent NZ Govt MPI approved laboratory for its DHA MGO and UMF levels.
As part of our membership we are subject to regular audits. The UMF quality mark is the most respected standard in the industry and we are honored to be a part of this association.
MGO Mānuka Power
MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Mānuka honey so special.
Our research partner - Professor Thomas Henle (University of Dresden) and his team - discovered MGO as the magic ingredient in Mānuka honey, a discovery long sought after in the science world.
In 2008 Mānuka Health pioneered MGO testing as a more precise and reliable method of grading Mānuka honey, based on this ground-breaking research.
Not all Mānuka honey is created equal and MGO levels can vary greatly. Every jar of Mānuka Health MGO™ Mānuka Honey is tested and certified for natural MGO content. The MGO number tells you how much MGO is in your jar of honey – simple.