Manuka Honey Information
Lots of information about manuka honey, its benefits, and uses.
The importance of UMF®. Not all manuka honeys are UMF® rated. This is a quality mark that helps protect consumers from being misled into purchasing honey with little or no activity. Not all Manuka honeys are UMF® rated (and did you know that all honey is 'active', to some degree). Learn more on our UMF® explanation page here.
Useful links through to some of the university research for you. Plus articles that you may find informative.
Research: Nature backed by science
For information on the research that has been done into Manuka Honey, the best thing to do is direct you to the Waikato University's Honey Research Unit website.
We do provide some summaries and extracts of various other studies that have been done:
Watch a news video from Australian TV on Comvita's Manuka Honey and Medihoney range, and doctors' use of medical manuka honey for wounds.
We've often struggled to describe the taste of manuka honey, except to say it has quite a strong and distinct flavour that most people like - coming from New Zealand we have just grown up on its taste and consider it normal.
As professional honey tasters are hard to find, we've sought the opinion of a professional chocolate taster instead: (based on the Comvita UMF10+ honey)
Smell - molasses and caramel
Taste - molasses + raisin + dates, plus candied orange peels
Aftertaste - molasses + wood + eucalyptus
Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to some of the most common questions.
Information In Other Languages:
In French / En Français - A propos du Miel de Manuka
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