Authentic New Zealand UMF manuka honey is sought after worldwide. It is produced only in New Zealand and is well known for having desirable health properties.
European colonization of New Zealand allowed native manuka honey to be seen as a tradable product. This new expansion showcased the influence of Maori medicinal uses beyond New Zealand to a variety of cultures across the World.
Today Taku Honey draws inspiration from this historic showcase of Maori cultural values. Taku UMF manuka honey takes the lead in offering pure New Zealand manuka honey and its benefits to cultures and peoples outside of New Zealand.
UMF rating system:
The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating is extremely important when comparing manuka honeys. Most authentic manuka honey is sold under the UMF trademark. The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in manuka honey and assures purity and quality. Each Taku Honey UMF manuka honey jar states its level of naturally occurring methylglyoxal (MG). MG has been identified as one of the main organic compounds responsible for the stable anti-bacterial activity for which manuka honey has become globally renowned. Taku Honey states the MG content of its honey, as well as its UMF level, so that direct comparisons can be made with other manuka honeys that show MG content on their labels. Products claiming to be manuka honey but showing neither a UMF nor an MG rating are unlikley to be genuine.