AsureQuality Certified

New Zealand Government owned AsureQuality plays a vital role in making sure the honey we produce for our customers is safe for millions of people worldwide. AsureQuality is the trusted partner for food companies serious about their brand and reputation.


UMF Honey Association

The UMF grading system appraises the natural markers found in Mānuka honey, and assures purity and quality.The UMF® testing process measures all three signature compounds, Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal (MGO), that together indicate high quality, authentic Manuka honey


Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is the New Zealand government department charged with overseeing, managing and regulating the farming, food, animal welfare, and biosecurity sectors of New Zealand.

What UMF and MGO stand for in
Native Kiwi® Manuka Honey

UMF® (Unique Mānuka Factor) and MGO (Methylglyoxal) are both valid methods of measuring the non-peroxide activity of Mānuka honey. UMF® measures the activity itself and MGO measures the major compound producing that activity. The important thing is not to be fooled by other claims for ‘activity’ or health benefits in Manuka honey.

UMF 5+   = MGO 85+
UMF 10+ = MGO 265+
UMF 15+ = MGO 525+
UMF 20+ = MGO 830+