Happy Valley is a proud member of the UMF® Association. This means our active Manuka honey complies with the associations guidelines and testing requirements.
What is UMF® Manuka honey?
For thousands of years honey has been known for its antibacterial, healing and health-enhancing properties. Certain honeys from specific plants are more effective than others, and the honey that comes from some strains of the New Zealand Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium) is one of these.
In 1981 Dr Peter Molan (MBE), Associate Professor in Biochemistry at Waikato University, confirmed that some strains of the New Zealand Manuka bush honey contains an extraordinary, naturally present, very stable and powerful non-peroxide activity not found in any other variety of honey.
The presence of the special non-peroxide activity can be detected only by an array of scientific testing directly relating to DHA and MGO content of the honey.
The UMF® Honey trademark is: a Quality Trademark Internationally Recognizable Internationally Verifiable The only quality standard behind the research on Manuka Honey Leptospermum scoparium
The UMF® rating gives you confidence that you are buying geniune NZ Manuka honey that has shown to have higher levels of DHA and MG present, meaning the product has content properties different to ordinary honey.
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