Non Peroxide Test

The Non Peroxide Activity test is measured using Staphylococcus aureus and expressed as the equivalent % phenol. 

Non Peroxide = Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is removed by treating the honey with enzyme.

Brands that grade their honey using the Non Peroxide test might use the following ratings: 

  • NPA 
  • UMF®


Example of Total Activity test certificate below showing NPA < 8.2

NZ LAB 3