Honey……Well, When Honey is not Honey.

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

Thumb Test

• 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

Honey……Well, When Honey is not Honey.

10 thoughts on “Honey……Well, When Honey is not Honey.

  1. Like you, I am a big honey lover. I take honey on a regular basis. Thanks for the tips, I have always wondered how to differentiate it.
    I did notice that my honey does sink to the bottom of the cup, so I guess it is good

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