Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+
Sweet, tasty, good for the body
From New Zealand’s leading Manuka Honey brand, Comvita, this honey is authentic and all-natural, and preserves all the natural benefits and qualities of real honey.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Authentic Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the Manuka flower, which is native to New Zealand. The Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+ is guaranteed authentic, and certified by the UMF Honey Association. It’s wild and raw, and filled with prebiotics and amino acids. It’s also unpasteurized, gluten-free and GMO-free.
Aside from being authentic and healthy, the Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+ is sweet and tasty, with its flavor pure and natural. It exudes a gorgeous golden color, and can be used in so many ways.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Use this Manuka Honey in your tea, oatmeal, and yogurt. You can also drizzle some on your toast, or your pound cakes, and smoothies. You can also make your own no-bake granola energy bars; simply mix it with oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and dried berries.
TRUE, PURE HONEY
Real Manuka Honey comes from the Manuka flower, a blossom native to New Zealand. It blooms for only two to six weeks a year, making it pretty rare. The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) Honey Association ensures quality and purity, and rates Manuka Honey according to its unique signature compounds. The three key compounds are DHA, Leptosperin, and MGO (Methylglyoxal), and the rating goes up according to increasing amounts of MGO.
Comvita was founded in 1974, by Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen, who, by then, already had over 50 years of beekeeping experience under their belts. Their honey comes from hives found in areas abundant with native Manuka flowers, and they practice sustainable methods to preserve and honor Manuka Honey at its purest, with great respect to nature. Comvita offers honey of grades 5+, 10+, 15+, 18+, and 20+, and the higher the number, the more medicinal properties it has.
Store your Manuka Honey in a cupboard or cabinet away from direct heat and sunlight. Use completely dry utensils when scooping honey out to keep moisture from entering the bottle. Keep the container tightly sealed when storing. Crystallization will naturally occur in honey at cooler temperatures; it does not mean it is spoiled. Simply sit your container of honey in warm (not hot!) water, around 48C or lower for a short time. Stored properly, and kept away from heat and sunlight, honey will last indefinitely.