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Manuka Honey UMF- Which UMF for me?

Which Manuka Honey UMF for me?

Most healthy individuals would find UMF 10+ Manuka honey ideal and effective in immune boosting.

Manuka Honey with a UMF of less than 10 has a low level of activity and may not be effective for some medical conditions.

The ideal potency for good health maintenance is between UMF 10 and 18.

manuka honey umf 10+

manuka honey umf 10+


You may use the below as a guide.

UMF 5+: To test the textures, tastes and suitability. You can eat daily as it is very affordable.

UMF 10+:  To boost healthy individual’s immunity system. Taken daily for maintenance of good health. Most people buy UMF10+ as it is most ideal for our normal health condition.

UMF 15+: For those who may be weak and fall sick easily. For those with bad health problems such as gastric, this is more potent and suitable for you.

UMF 20+: For those with serious gastric problems, or health issues. Due to tight production difficulties, this UMF 20+ is extremely expensive and usually out of stock.  If you do need this, please email us ( directly to request for pre-orders. Some people have experienced sensitivity to Manuka Honey with a UMF 20 and above.

What is UMF?

UMF grading system is a global standard and endorsed by New Zealand government for proper recognizance of real manuka honey and health benefits. It provides a lab-tested, scientific way of measuring the amount of methylglyoxal level in the manuka honey because this is the health benefits why we eat manuka honey.

A level of at least ≥263 mg/kg of methylglyoxal would be great for health maintenance. That would be UMF 10+ and above.

Buying any manuka honey endorsed by UMF label means you are getting the real stuff – real manuka honey that comes from the manuka bush. You should eat manuka honey of at least UMF 10+ for good health

Methylglyoxal Level (MGO Level)UMF® Grade
≥83 mg/kg5+
≥263 mg/kg10+
≥514 mg/kg15+
≥573 mg/kg16+
≥696 mg/kg18+
≥829 mg/kg20+






Honey City has been selling real manuka honey since 2014 after we learnt that 90% of the manuka honey sold worldwide are fakes and abusing sugar solution to lie to customers. We visit New Zealand farms and bottling facilities to ensure real UMF manuka honey is bottled for our clients. Pls buy from only real manuka honey seller.


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