Why Mānuka Honey from Onuku NZ?

In 1981 research done at Waikato Honey Research Unit confirmed that some strains of the New Zealand Manuka honey contain an extraordinary, naturally present, very stable and powerful unique activity not found in any other variety of honey. This unique activity is over and above the usual active properties of honey and sets Manuka honey apart as one of nature's true wonder foods.


UMF® stands for ‘Unique Manuka Factor’, a measure of the unique type of activity which is naturally present at varying levels in honey made from the nectar of the Manuka bush, native to New Zealand.

The mark UMF® is followed by a number that indicates the strength of the UMF® activity in a batch of UMF® Manuka honey. The higher the UMF® rating, the more potent the level of antibacterial activity.

 The UMF® range system rates natural markers found in Manuka honey and guarantees purity and quality.

So, when you see the "UMF" quality trademark, you can be sure you are buying the best, 100% natural, unadulterated Manuka honey.


Onuku Honey have a point of difference. You can prove our honey is authentic by scanning the NFC tag. The Origins authentication and traceability system shows you where your honey came from, test results, specifications and our company.