Honey is really healthy for you. This is a product produced by the bees. It can treat a lot of conditions and illnesses. Be cautious, some of the honeys can be fake. Most of the time, this honey is really cheap. Sometimes they even put misleading label of organic, raw.
Actually, a study has shown that about 76 percents of the honey in the markets has been under ultrafiltration. This process removes the impurities such as pollen and wax trace.
This process is really important to extend the shelf life of this product and it is preventing the crystallization. The bad thing is that it removes the pollen which is really beneficial.
So don’t buy fake honey. In order to be sure that the honey is organic and pure, analyze the origin of the honey.
Spot a fake honey:
- Pure organic honey crystallizes after some time. If it doesn’t crystallize, it is adulterated.
- Read the label – don’t buy honey that has commercial glucose or high fructose corn syrup.
- Put a few drops of iodine in a glass of water and put the honey inside. If it gets blue color, the honey is mixed with a cornstarch.
- Put a couple of drops of vinegar in a glass of water and then put honey. If the honey foams, it is adulterated, with plaster.
- Use phosphorus or a match and burn the honey. The pure honey ignites.
- Put one spoon of honey in one glass of water. The adulterated honey dissolves.
More tips how to choose your honey:
- Honey sold at McDonalds and KFC doesn’t have pollen.
- There are some products of honey which are mixed with glucose or contain low-quality mead.
- 77% of the honey at Sam’s Club, Costco and Target doesn’t have pollen.
- Honey Winnie the Pooh that is found in Walmart also doesn’t have a lot of pollen.
- Honey sold at CVS Pharmacy and Walgreen’s doesn’t contain pollen.
In order to get the maximum of the honey, you need to buy organic and pure honey because that is the only honey that has pollen.