Updated at 2021-08-04 07:30:25 UTC
For centuries, the Manuka tree has been used in health treatments, but many people still do not know what Manuka honey is or how it differs from other types of honey. Here are the basics, with in-depth research of Manuka honey and its unique features. It is harvested from the nectar of Manuka flowers. The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) rating number on each can represents the unique compound of natural Manuka honey, which guarantees quality and purity.
These compounds include the key markers of leptospirin, DHA, and methylglyoxal (MGO). Comvita offers 5+, 10+, 15+, and 20+ UMF® grades of Manuka honey. Before you buy Manuka honey, always check this trademark Manuka Honey UMF.
The honey undergoes a creaming process after extraction for balancing the crystals and texture. Manuka honey is sweet and delicious, with natural color and unique flavor intensity at higher UMF values. Just like a good bottle of wine, the taste of UMF Manuka honey will deepen over time.
Manuka honey is widely used to support digestion and immune health. This honey can also help to relieve cough and sore throat. Enjoy a spoonful of delicious honey every day or add it to your tea, yogurt, toast, or smoothie as a portion of daily food.
It is unique because it contains special health benefits to support digestion, healing. It contains the crop yield of Manuka flowers, which is limited and it is very sensitive, and it needs specific season or weather conditions. Harvesting Manuka honey requires tremendous skills, planning with good resources, which makes the production much more expensive than other types of honey.
Only the real UMF Manuka honey has the qualities of vitality and health. You will know it better once you try it yourself.