Our Raw Manuka Honey UMF™ 5+ is produced by bees collecting nectar from the native Manuka plant, a scrubby tree that is abundant across New Zealand and is well known for its unique properties. These properties have led Raw Manuka Honey to be one of the most researched honeys in the world. The small white flowers of the Manuka 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.
Monofloral Manuka honey is considered the highest quality Manuka honey. It is difficult to source making it extremely rare and special. Monofloral Manuka honey is honey that comes from the nectar of only the Manuka flower. Manuka honey that is classified as a monofloral Manuka honey has a UMF™ grading of UMF™ 5+ or higher.
New Zealand Honey Co. Raw Manuka Honey UMF 5+ is a complex honey with a herbaceous flavour that has undertones of caramel, with a clean fresh finish and a slightly bitter taste. This honey has a smooth, pleasant texture; very thick, chewy and almost fudge-like consistency. The honey can range from being a dark cream in colour to a dark brown, and anything in between.
Our Raw Manuka Honey UMF™ 5+ is great as a spread on nutty bread and adds a rich complexity to savoury sauces and marinades. Raw Manuka Honey can also be eaten straight off the spoon or added to drinks. Add this honey to a smoothie for a natural sweetener, or drizzle over your yoghurt and muesli.