Why New Zealand Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey has been thought to have some unique properties that make it more than just a natural sweetener. All honey contains a range of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phenolic acids and flavonoids that may be responsible for the traditional benefits. But Manuka Honey has something a bit extra.
It is known to all that New Zealand Manuka honey is the best throughout the world. The source tree of Manuka honey is Manuka tree, on its botanically name Leptospermum scoparium, found first in large areas in New Zealand.
The research on Manuka honey and all the advertising has been done by the New Zealanders. They are the ones that have conducted hundreds of studies to better understand and use Manuka honey. They have created specific tests to be done and laws to be respected so customers can enjoy a quality honey. They have created associations to take care of these all.
New Zealanders want to make manuka honey their brand. The UMF Honey Association (UMFHA) has initiated a legal application with the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office for a certification trademark, which would secure the name “Manūka Honey” internationally.
This is being filed under the auspices of the Manuka Honey Appellation Society Incorporated (MHAS). This Society was established with the sole purpose of ensuring that ownership of the name Manuka Honey was secured for New Zealand honey producers and the wider industry as a whole.