Sunday, 10 September 2017

Here's How to Determine If Your Honey Is A Natural One Or A Fake One With Chemicals

Honey is a lot to offer to us especially when it comes to health. There are many health benefits that honey contains, sadly the demand of honey gets high that's why there are a lot of fake/misleading advertisement just to make people believe that their honey is a pure one.

Today, it is very difficult to know if the honey in the supermarket is an authentic natural one, it's because of those people who market honey and has been through numerous alternation that contains chemical just to make it cheap and attract the buyers with their given price.

According to a public research study conducted by food safety news, up to 76 percent of all honey ready in the market has been subjected to a process called ultrafiltration. Sadly, other than killing impurities like wax traces, the filtration process also remove the pollen in honey.

According to the manufacturers, the filtration method is required to block crystallizing and prolong the shelf life of the product. However, customers do not know that actually, pollen is very valuable that is the main source of health benefits of the honey.

Researchers learn that the filtration process makes it difficult to define the geographical origin of the honey. For this reason, they advise to avoid this kind of honey as in case of pollen contamination, it is necessary to trace and examine the source of the honey.

For example, Chinese honey often contaminated with illegal antibiotics and even some metal because the producers process honey with the filtration process to import it and its origin become unknown.

Here are some guides to avoid purchasing honey with deficiency pollen:

Do not purchase honey sold at Walgreen’s and CVS Pharmacy as they do not contain pollen.

Ways to Recognize Fake Honey:
  • Pure honey will crystallize over time. If the one you buy does not crystallize when kept in the fridge, possibly, it is not a pure honey.
  • Burn your honey with a match or phosphorus and see if it ignites. Pure honey will ignite under this condition.
  • Read the labels before you buy. If the honey contains high fructose corn syrup or commercial glucose, do not purchase it.
  • Add a spoon of honey into a glass of water. If the honey dissolves in water mean it’s a fake or poor quality honey. Pure honey does not dissolve in water.
  • Mix a few drops of vinegar with a glass of water then add some honey into it. If you see some foam, means your honey has been adulterated with plaster.
  • Mix a few drops of iodine with a glass of water then add some honey into it. If the color of your honey turns into blue, then it has been combined with corn starch.
You can avoid purchasing adulterated honey by using the guideline above. Remember that in order to take most benefit of honey, you need to buy a pure one that still contains pollen.


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