The goodness of honey is music to the ears to someone with a sweet tooth like me. Then it’s scary to read that most honey off the shelf are not real honey.
I have become a ‘honey’ person, using honey for a variety of things like sweetening tea/ coffee, to eat the Kerala specialty ‘poott’ with, with avacado juice etc.
Then it’s important to know that the honey that is used is pure. Some of the tests for purity are:
The Water Test to Spot Fake Honey
• Fill a glass with water
• Add one tablespoon of honey into the glass
• Adulterated or artificial honey will dissolve in water and you will see it around the glass
• Pure honey on the other hand will settle right at the bottom of your glass
• Put a small drop of the honey you have on your thumb
• Check to see if it spills or spreads around
• If it does, it is not pure
• Pure honey will stay intact on your thumb
The Flame Test to Know Pure Honey
• Take a dry matchstick
• Dip its tip right into the honey
• Strike the stick on the matchbox as if to light it
• If the honey is pure, the matchstick will light with ease
• The flame will also keep burning off the honey
• However, if it is with impurities, it will not light because fake honey contains moisture as one of the impurities
There are more, I am sure. And the recommendation is to try as many.
Probably it’s better to start your own honey production