Fake Honey Is Everywhere: Here’s How to Tell If It Is

Honey is a very nutritious food,  but   to enjoy its benefits it must be pure. Most industrial honeys sold in supermarkets are actually mixtures of honey with sugar and other ingredients.   Here’s how to tell if honey is pure or fake   .

Obviously the first thing to do is read the label carefully, trying to find out if the ingredients contain additives or other substances, such as natural sweeteners that are added to change the flavor.

The only ingredient listed on the package should be   pure honey   . However, sometimes the label may not be completely clear, and to know if the honey is pure or not, certain methods can be applied.

the thumb test

Put a small amount of honey on your thumb and see if it starts to spread over the rest of your finger or falls off. If this happens, the honey is not pure.

Pure honey does not move and remains intact.

the water test

Another simple method to check the purity of honey is the water test.

To put it into practice, fill a glass with water, then pour a tablespoon of honey into it. If it melts, the honey is not pure.

Artificial honey dissolves easily in water and spreads throughout the glass. Pure honey, on the other hand, will sink to the bottom of the glass and remain intact.

Honey must be absolutely pure and organic   . Fake honey can also contain substances such as dextrose, glucose, molasses, sugar, corn syrup, flour or starch, among others.

Pure honey contains about 16 minerals, 21 vitamins, 18 amino acids and several phytonutrients with antioxidant and healing properties.