Quality and authenticity

Quality and authenticity

At Three Peaks, our philosophy is quality, in all we do.

From our unique glass Tongariro Jar to our packaging, the way we care for our land and our beekeeper’s focus on bee health, we are uncompromising in our quest for the best. To produce New Zealand’s most magnificent Manuka honey, we know it’s important to look after the quality of every detail.

We stand behind every batch of our Three Peaks Manuka honey, and know that our customers can trust the quality of the product they are buying. We know exactly where our Manuka honey comes from and can verify its purity and authenticity.

Certified Authenticity

All Three Peaks Manuka honey carries the UMF™ Association mark – the global independent standard for Manuka honey. We submit each batch of Three Peaks Manuka honey for independent laboratory testing so that customers can trust the UMF™ labelled Manuka honey they buy is authentic and true-to-label.

Three Peaks is a member of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), the independent organisation who oversees the use of the UMF™ quality trademark, and who supports industry leading scientific research about Manuka honey.

The UMFHA developed the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF™) quality trademark in order to provide a robust, science-based measure of quality and authenticity for New Zealand Manuka honey. The UMF™ mark on Three Peaks Manuka honey means it has been independently certified for quality, purity and authenticity.

Manuka honey contains over 200 signature compounds not seen in other honeys. The UMF™ rating on each pack of Three Peaks Manuka honey represents the proportion of unique signature compounds characterising Manuka honey that are present in each batch. In particular, the medicinal trilogy of leptosperin, dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and methylglyoxyl (MGO) help make up the UMF™ rating.

The higher the UMF™ rating, the higher the proportion of unique signature compounds found in that honey. To ensure you are buying genuine true-to-label Manuka honey, always buy genuine UMF™ graded honey, and always buy the highest UMF™ rated honey you can.

Be aware that other Manuka honey grading systems may not provide accurate or complete assessments of the quality, authenticity and purity of Manuka honey. The UMF™ rating is the only independent certification for authenticity available.

Look for the UMF™ quality mark and visit
www.umf.org.nz for more information.

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