- Ingredients: 100% Raw Manuka honey
- Does not contain any preservatives
- Rich Antibacterial properties
- Good immune simulator
- Therapeutic action
- Anti-inflammatory for the respiratory system
- Every morning, 1 tsp before breakfast
Arataki Manuka Honey UMF 5+ is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. UMF stands for “Unique Manuka Factor” and is a grading system developed by the UMF Honey Association in New Zealand. UMF grading system is known as the “Golden Standard” and tracks key signature markers: Leptosperin, Methyglyoxal, HMF.
Leptosperin – naturally occurring chemical, found only in the nectar of Manuka plants and is used to confirm the authenticity of manuka honey.
Methyglyoxal – The major antibacterial component in Manuka honey.
HMF – Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is produced from the breakdown of sugar and is used as an indicator of heat treatment and ageing. The CODEX Standard recommends a maximum limit of 40 mg/kg HMF in honey.
All of these chemicals must be present in Manuka honey for it to be authentic and receive the Unique Manuka Factor. Once the UMF certificate is issued, it means the Manuka honey meets the following requirements:
– Produced, Packed and Labelled in New Zealand.
– Proof of Authenticity.