When Manuka is produced it is given a Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating. This rating is indicative of the purity and potency of the honey. A Manuka Honey with a higher UMF rating will contain a higher concentration of the unique properties (such as Methylglyoxal) found in Manuka that makes it such a delicious and beneficial product.
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a naturally occurring compound in Manuka and is believed to give us the Manuka Honey benefits that make it such a valuable product. Having a higher UMF rating indicates a higher concentration of MGO, amongst other active ingredients.
Having a higher UMF grade doesn’t necessarily mean a better honey, though - that is completely dependent on what you look for in your Manuka Honey and your taste buds.
Our 5+ UMF Manuka Honey is popular thanks to its slightly sweeter taste and lower price. Don’t be fooled by the lower UMF certification rating, though. We hold our products to a higher standard than technically required. While the minimum MGO requirement to obtain a UMF 5+ rating is 83 mg/kg, we make sure ours have 100+ mg/kg MGO before giving it the UMF 5+ grade.
Along with having higher testing standards, we also test for Glyphosate-residue contamination. Glyphosate is a herbicide that is used on farms, gardens, streets, and parks and there is growing concern that it is carcinogenic and can cause health-related issues. At PURITI, we have a zero-tolerance policy for the presence of Glyphosate residue - you can rest assured knowing that no matter which one of our products you purchase, it will be Glyphosate residue-free.
Nutritional Properties of Manuka Honey
The nutritional benefits of this wonderful natural product have been known for longer than you may think. The manuka bush has a long and strong association with traditional Maori natural medicine with the leaves, bark, oil and ash all being used for various ailments throughout history.
Manuka Honey is also loaded with important vitamins and has around four-times the mineral content of other similar honey types. Vitamins B6, Thiamine, Niacin and Riboflavin are all found in Manuka, as well as Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and more.
What can I use UMF 5+ Manuka Honey for?
Thanks to its sweeter, less bitter taste, UMF 5+ Manuka is perfect as an alternative sweetener to sugar. Manuka contains fewer calories and a whole lot more nutritional value per teaspoon than sugar. Add it to your tea or coffee, to your baking or eat it straight from the jar! Now you can hit that sweet spot whilst also doing your body and your health some good!
So, if you’re looking for a more affordable and slightly sweeter Manuka Honey, you can’t go past PURITI Pure Manuka Honey UMF 5+! It provides all of the usual properties and benefits of Manuka at a great price and in a mouth-wateringly delicious form.
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