There are three key natural markers in Mānuka Honey (Methylgloxal, Leptosperin, and DHA), which are tested in registered laboratories and the results measure the “Mānuka-ness” of the honey.
One of the most universally accepted methods to grade Mānuka honey is to measure its Unique Mānuka Factors (UMF) and certify it with a UMF number (from 5+ to 25+).
This registered trademark is the official stamp on honey that has been scientifically tested and graded appropriately. The honey companies that use this gold standards grading system are official licensees of the UMF Honey Association (UMFHA), which has strict criteria and audits its members’ packaging and marketing material.
THE UMF GRADING SYSTEM APPRAISES THE NATURAL MARKERS FOUND IN MĀNUKA HONEY, AND ASSURES PURITY AND QUALITY.
Haddrell’s of Cambridge® Mānuka honey comes from beehives kept in New Zealand’s pure and lush countryside. Our expert beekeepers gather the honey at the end of the summer season. This harvested honey is tested by the MPI standards and certified using the UMF-approved grading regime. Great care is taken of this precious honey which is packed in our facility operating to an internationally recognised Food Safety Standard (SQF).