How to Check Purity of Honey – Tell Real Honey from Fake

Purity of honey is something to consider before buying.

Simple tests and experiments  can be performed at home and can verify the purity of honey like:

  • read the label on the jar of honey
  • manufacturers are required to mention the additives and additional substances that have been added to the produced honey
  • if it is organic or extra sweet or artificial flavorings have been added, simply by scrutinizing the label
  • when buying honey straight from a beekeeper you know the honey is of a raw and unprocessed quality as you are purchasing it straight from the source.

Conducting tests for purity of honey at home

Do a thumb test to test pure honey is:

– Put a small drop of the honey on your thumb
– see if it spills or spreads around
– if it does, it is not pure
Pure honey will stay intact on your thumb

The Water Test to Spot Fake Honey

  • fill a glass with water
  • add one tablespoon of honey
  • adulterated or artificial honey will dissolve in water and you will see it around the glass
  • pure honey  will settle right at the bottom of your glass

The Flame Test to Check Purity of Honey

Real honey is a flammable  so stick a dry match in it and  try to light it.

If it’s fake, it won’t spark thanks to the amount of moisture in it.

The best is to buy  honey from a smaller bee farmer then you won’t have to test it.

Keep it natural and organic …

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