What is KFactor?
KFactor is a marketing term used by the company Wedderspoon.
The label follows New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries guidelines. MPI develops standards for Manuka honey in New Zealand.
The KFactor standard ensures you are getting the following:
– raw and unpausterized honey
– free of antibiotics, glyphosate and pesticides
– traceability from hive to home
– comes from New Zealand
On top of that, there are two main varieties of Wedderspoon’s Manuka honey; KFactor 16 and KFactor 12. There is no clear significance of the numbers 12 and 16, other than potentially to confuse consumers who are looking for UMF numbers.
KFactor 16 is a monofloral honey that is “wholly or mostly” made from the Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) plant.
This means this honey is more of a single-plant extract.
KFactor 12 is a multifloral Manuka, that is more of a “blend” of Manuka and other floral types.