Mānuka Honey UMF 15+


Our Wild Mānuka Honey UMF 15+ is produced by bees collecting nectar from the native Mānuka plant, a scrubby tree that is abundant across New Zealand and is well known for its medicinal antibacterial qualities. These unique properties have led Wild Mānuka Honey UMF 15+ to be one of the most researched honeys in the world. The small white flowers of the Mānuka tree bloom during spring and summer in New Zealand and this is the time of year when the bees collect the nectar and produce the honey.


New Zealand Honey Co. Wild Mānuka Honey UMF 15+ is a complex honey with a herbaceous flavour that has undertones of caramel, with a clean fresh finish and a moderately bitter taste. This honey has a very smooth, pleasant texture; thick, almost chewy and fudge-like in consistency. The honey can range from being a dark cream in colour to a dark brown, and anything in between.


Wild Mānuka Honey UMF 15+ is world renowned for having unique health benefits. It is high in antioxidant activity and has a unique non-peroxide activity which isn’t found in any other variety of honey. It is effective against a wide range of harmful bacteria and has been shown to be beneficial to your digestive health. Wild Mānuka Honey UMF 15+ contains more vitamins, minerals and amino acids than other types of honey. The higher the UMF grade, the better the health benefits.


Our Wild Mānuka Honey is great as a spread on nutty bread and adds a rich complexity to savoury sauces and marinades. Wild Mānuka Honey can also be eaten straight off the spoon or added to drinks to help alleviate sore throats and coughs. Add this honey to a smoothie for a healthy sweetener, or drizzle over your yoghurt and muesli.



This Mānuka Honey has a UMF grading of

UMF 15+

MGO comparison is approximately

MGO 514


What is UMF?

UMF (Unique Mānuka Factor) is a highly-respected grading system that guarantees you genuine, unadulterated natural Mānuka Honey. All our Mānuka Honey is tested by an independent third party and meet the standards set by the UMF Association and the New Zealand Government.

Understanding UMF vs MGO vs K-Factor:

  • UMF is one of the highest testing standards for any honey worldwide. UMF testing measures three key elements - Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal (MGO) which all mark a high-quality Mānuka Honey.
  • MGO only measures one of these markers, Methylglyoxal (MG).
  • K-Factor only measures the pollen count of the honey and does not measure the antibacterial strength of the Mānuka honey.

New Zealand Honey Co. is a member of the UMF Association and our honey is tested and measured to the UMF grading standard.


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