Mānuka honey truly is the golden standard of honey. Mānuka honey is produced from the characteristic nectar from the sweet-smelling flower of the Mānuka tree. Rich in amino acids, Vitamins B & C, antioxidants, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and bioactive compounds, mānuka honey is a superfood and at the forefront of natural health sciences. No other honey has the volume or complexity of natural components at work like New Zealand Mānuka honey
Delicious, thick, and with a characteristic dark cream to dark brown colour, Mānuka honey has long been admired as an exceptional honey with a distinct, complex flavour and rich aroma unlike any other honey in the world.
The UMF® (Unique Manuka Factor) trademark was established by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA). The UMF® grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey, and assures purity & quality. Not all Manuka Honeys are UMF® rated – only those which have been independently tested and verified by UMFHA are given a UMF® rating. For more information visit www.umf.org.nz.
The UMF® grading system has two components which are expressed on any UMF® licenced honey product: 1. The label claim that it is Genuine Manuka, 2. The number – This represents the unique signature compounds characteristic of this honey which ensure purity and quality. These include: the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal. For more information visit www.umf.org.nz/grading-system-explained.
Propolis is created by honeybees from the natural botanical resin produced by trees as part of their defence system. The honeybees collect the resin, mix in enzymes and beeswax, and use it as one of nature’s most amazing defence systems to protect the hive.
New Zealand Propolis contains high levels of bioflavonoids, with well known antioxidant properties. Propolis can help to support and maintain a healthy immune system.