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What is UMF™

what is UMF


Genuine UMF™ Mānuka Honey

Genuine UMF Mānuka Honey must comply with the following criteria:
  • It meets the New Zealand Government’s Definition and Standard for Manuka Honey
  • It meets independent quality control service
  • It has the quality trademark UMF clearly stated on the front label
  • It is packed and labelled in New Zealand
  • It is from a New Zealand company licensed to use the quality trademark UMF
  • It has a rating number alongside the trademark UMF.

What UMF Numbers Mean?

To receive a UMF rating, a honey must have the presence level of key bioactive markers - DHA (dihydroxyacetone), Methylglyoxal, Leptosperin and HMF, which assures purity & quality.

Key Bioactive Present

UMF 5+

UMF 10+

UMF 15+

UMF 20+

MGO Level (Methylglyoxal)

83 mg/kg

263 mg/kg

514 mg/kg

829 mg/kg


100 mg/kg

150 mg/kg

200 mg/kg

200 mg/kg


≤ 40 mg/kg

≤ 40 mg/kg

≤ 40 mg/kg

≤ 40 mg/kg

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