Discover The Difference Between Fake & Real Honey With This Simple Trick!
One of the most incredible products of the nature is the honey. It has health benefits that are known worldwide and it’s been used for many years in food and medicinally. It has amazing and delicious taste that kids and adults like it very much. But for many households, it is an expensive and luxury ingredient.
Because it is very expensive, people buy the cheapest ones in the supermarkets and those ones with the most misleading advertisements even it is in the container that looks great. The lower prices are selling the honey but actually this is not a pure honey.
In order to lower the honey’s price, the chemical make- up of it is subject to many alterations.
A research study that has been directed by the “Food Safety News” has found that around 76 percent of every type of honey that is available in the supermarkets has been put through a process that is called ultra- filtration.
This process removes the pollen and impurities such as the wax traces.
Manufacturers are saying that it is needed so it can prevent the crystallization of the honey and prolong its shelf-life. The consumers know very little about the pollen and how it is beneficial and important to our bodies.
The main reason why we should avoid honey that has been put through this process is the incapability to determine the origin (geographical) of the honey because in the cases of contamination of the pollen, the origin has to be traced and analyzed, according to the researchers.
One such example is the Chinese honey. Often, it’s contaminated with antibiotics (illegal) and metals and in order to import it the producers produce it in this way and its origin is unknown.
Here we suggest you few places and brands where you can buy honey that lacks pollen:
-Those ones sold at CVS Pharmacy and Walgreen’s don’t have pollen;
-Some packages of McDonald and KFC don’t have pollen;
-Winnie the Pooh at Walmart don’t have pollen;
-About 77 percent of the honey at Sam’s Club, Target and Costco don’t have pollen.
There are types of honey that are high in poor- quality mead or combined with glucose. The honey that is adulterated isn’t in its purest form. This honey is often sold in the markets and you should know how to recognize it.
The pure honey with time will crystallize when it is kept in fridge, and if it does not crystallize that is a sign that it may be adulterated.
You should always read the labels and if it contains high fructose corn syrup or commercial glucose, avoid it.
Try to add some iodine drops in a water glass and afterwards add some honey. Then observe and if the honey has a blue color then it has been combined with a corn starch.
Add some vinegar drops in a mixture of honey and water and if there is foam that means the honey is adulterated with plaster.
Burn some honey with a match or phosphorus. If the honey ignites that means it is a pure honey.
Get a spoon of honey and place it in a glass of water. It is pure if it doesn’t dissolve. The poor- quality honey or the fake one dissolves in the water because of the high adulteration.
Source > holisticlivingtips.com