Our Premium Manuka Honey UMF™ 24+ 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 unique properties have led 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.
The bloom of the Manuka Tree (Leptospermum Scoparium) is a very short period of time, around 2-6 weeks per year. This means the total amount of Manuka Honey produced each year is limited.
The higher the UMF™ grade of our raw Manuka Honey, the rarer it becomes.
MONOFLORAL MANUKA 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.
The New Zealand Government has put strict testing requirements on the testing and export of Manuka Honey. It must meet these requirements to be labelled as a monofloral Manuka Honey.
All New Zealand Honey Co. raw Manuka Honey meets or exceeds the requirements set by the New Zealand Government.
You can scan the QR Code on your jar to get the specific testing certificate for your purchase.
New Zealand Honey Co. Raw Manuka Honey UMF™ 24+ 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 consistency. The honey can range from being a dark cream in colour to a dark brown, and anything in between.
Our UMF 24+ Raw Manuka Honey 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. A perfect addition to your skincare routine and other health & beauty uses.