＊About New Zealand Honey
New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes, volcanic plateaus, rolling hills and sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean,
New Zealand Honeys can be divided by both region and floral source.
New Zealands sharply differing regional climates combined with the natural diversity of floral types ensure honeys are unique with subtle variations of flavour and aroma from region to region.
Mānuka honey is made from the nectar of the flower of the Mānuka bush, a native of New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties.
It is 100% natural and it is harvested from our pure and unpolluted green environment.
Dr. Peter Molan of the Waikato University in New Zealand, who through his research discovered a very unique and special property of Mānuka honey.
“Unique Mānuka Factor”, or UMF which varied in strength as measured from different batches of Mānuka honey produced in various parts of New Zealand.
Professor Thomas Henle at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany set out to isolate what it was in Mānuka honey that was producing this antibacterial affect. They isolated a compound, methylglyoxal (MG), as having a direct correlation to the UMF rating of Mānuka honey. UMF is measured by observing the inhibition to growth of bacteria within honey samples. MG can be directly measured in ppm or parts per million.
Indeed, Mānuka honey is one of the world’s greatest health honeys.
＊Waitemata Honey [ Kāwana Selection ]
MG Mānuka Honey
Waitemata Honey is a registered member of UMFHA – the Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association. This means that our Mānuka honey is strictly tested in approved laboratories to determine its precise MG and UMF® rating.