The pure and raw Mānuka honey of Primal by Nature is a unique type of honey that is produced in New Zealand by bees that feed on the nectar of the Mānuka tree.
This honey has gained global popularity in recent years due to its very distinct flavour, consistency and caramel-like appearance. On a nutrient level, many people have also become infatuated with the application of genuine Mānuka honey as a natural sugar substitute.
One particular variation that is highly prized for its premium quality is Primal by Nature’s monofloral UMF™ Mānuka honey. In this blog, we will explore what UMF™ Mānuka honey is, how it is different from other types of honey, and how you should use this glorious gift from nature.
What Is UMF™ Mānuka Honey?
UMF™ stands for Unique Mānuka Factor, which is a grading system developed by the Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association (UMF™HA) in New Zealand to identify and measure the quality of Mānuka honey.
The UMF™ grading system takes into account the concentration of certain chemical markers, such as leptosperin, DHA (dihydroxyacetone), hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and methylglyoxal (MGO) - which is one of the key drivers that determine the potency of the Mānuka honey variety.
UMF™ Mānuka honey attains this coveted stamp of approval through independent testing and verification by the UMF™HA - they must ALL contain a specific level of these chemical markers. The higher the UMF™ rating, the higher the concentration of these chemical markers, and thus the rarer and more potent that Mānuka honey will be. Primal by Nature prides itself on being one of the very few providers in New Zealand of UMF 32+ Mānuka honey, which is one of the rarest honey strengths in the world.
How Is UMF™ Mānuka Honey Different From Other Types Of Honey?
Mānuka honey, in general, is known for its unique properties and distinct flavour, but not all Mānuka honey is created equal. The UMF™ grading system helps to identify and differentiate between different grades of Mānuka honey based on their levels of the above-mentioned bioactive ingredients.
Furthermore, the UMF™ grading system is extremely strict, making this certification so sought after worldwide. If you see a Mānuka honey product with this golden stamp, you will be confident that this Mānuka honey meets arguably the highest standards in the world.
Other types of honey, such as clover or wildflower honey, do not contain the same concentration of these chemical markers as Mānuka honey and therefore do not have the same unique factor as UMF™ Mānuka honey. Additionally, UMF™ Mānuka honey is also different from other types of Mānuka honey that may not be independently verified for their UMF™ rating and may not have the same concentrations of the desired bioactive ingredients.
How Should UMF™ Mānuka Honey Be Used?
UMF™ Mānuka honey can be used in a variety of ways to promote health and well-being. Here are some of the most common uses:
Soothe Sore Throats And Coughs: UMF™ Mānuka honey has natural properties that can help to soothe sore throats and coughs. The consistency of this primal example of native sweetness brings a calming sensation to the throat whenever there’s discomfort.
Simply mix a teaspoon of UMF™ Mānuka honey with warm water and drink as tea or take it straight from the spoon. Perhaps even add lemon, cinnamon or other subtle flavours that you enjoy with honey.
Hydrate and Soothe The Skin: UMF™ Mānuka honey has been shown to have unique properties that can help to retain moisture in the skin, which may prove to be an excellent soother for conditions including eczema and psoriasis.
Apply UMF™ Mānuka honey directly to the affected area or mix it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, before applying it to the skin. However, consult your doctor or dermatologist before using this as part of your skin routine.
A Delicious Addition To A Recipe: Feeling gourmet? Mānuka honey can make for the perfect secret ingredient or finishing touch to any breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The earthy, sweet profile of New Zealand’s rarest honey has been known to work excellently in tandem with meats such as ham, salmon and chicken. Why not spruce up your next meal with a little touch of Primal by Nature’s rich Mānuka honey?
Primal by Nature - Sustainably Providing 100% Pure New Zealand Mānuka Honey
Primal by Nature can deliver Mānuka honey from the rawest and most primal regions in some of the most remote New Zealand locations. We are your one-stop shop for a sustainable and natural solution. Our Mānuka honey comes in a range of UMF™ strengths.
All Primal by Nature Mānuka honey arrives at your door in recyclable glass jars regardless of the level of MGO or UMF™. We believe that our pure New Zealand Mānuka honey must be the best and should be available to consumers in the same eco-friendly packaging.
Primal by Nature eliminates the confusion surrounding Mānuka honey UMF™ grading systems and standards. As a result, you will be made aware of the different grades and be confident in buying a product that reflects an environmentally conscious brand.
Taking Mānuka honey to the next level, every Primal by Nature glass jar contains a potent primal burst of nature. To taste Mānuka honey of this stature is to embrace nature itself. So take a look at our extensive selection of Mānuka honey products and become one with nature.