Honey, the product of painstaking bees, is undoubtedly one of the healthiest foods on earth that offers countless health benefits.
It can be used to treat various diseases. However, there are many types of fake honey on the market that are labeled organic and are offered at low prices.
According to a study by Food Safety News, more than 76% of all honey sold in markets is fake.
This process removes all impurities from the honey, including traces of pollen and wax.
Infiltration is said to be important in extending the life of the product and preventing crystallization, but also eliminates many of the health benefits of honey.
Apparently, this process serves to hide the geographical origin of honey. Chinese producers have contaminated honey with antibiotics and illegal metals in order to import it.
This is why we should all avoid this honey, because in case of pollen contamination, it is important to trace and analyze the origin of the product.
Here are a few ways that can help spot fake honey:
- If the honey does not crystallize over time, then it is fake.
- Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of water and if it melts, it’s fake.
- Add a few drops of vinegar to a glass of water and add some honey. If the honey begins to foam, this is a clear sign that it is not organic.
- Add some honey and a few drops of iodine to a glass of water. If the color of honey turns blue, then it is mixed with cornstarch.
- Check the product label carefully. If it contains high fructose corn syrup or commercial glucose, avoid it.