How to Identify Genuine Mānuka Honey

UMF Honey Association members represent over 80% of all exported retail packs of Mānuka honey products from New Zealand.

UMF recognised the need for people to quickly and confidently identify genuine Mānuka honey. That’s why they invested in a world-leading science programme which identified the unique signature compounds found in Mānuka honey.

Aoraki Peak Manuka Honey  carries  UMF – a quality mark – to clearly show a product has been tested by an independent laboratory to confirm it contains these signature compounds. Our quality mark can be found only on our members’ products.

Only the UMF grading system measures the signature compounds that science has proven to be found in genuine Mānuka honey from New Zealand. 


Mānuka Honey Harvesting

Manuka Honey is made by bees that pollinate the Manuka flower, which is native to New Zealand and blooms just 2-6 weeks per year. Manuka Honey can only be produced

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WHY UMF Certified?

UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor,  UMF is the only manuka honey grading system that is licensed and audited to verify the honey is true-to-label

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What is Mānuka Honey?

Mānuka honey is produced by European honey bees (Apis mellifera) foraging on the mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) Mānuka honey for export from New Zealand must be independently tested

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