Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by honey bees and some related insects. Undoubtedly, it is a wonderful natural food with innumerable benefits. Some people eat honey as a medicine and some have a habit of eating it, for some it is a daily food.
After knowing the importance of honey in Indian society, many different companies have jumped into this business. And some selected companies do adulteration for maximum profit. And this adulteration is not good for our health. According to recent media reports, many honey companies have been sealed due to the supply of spurious honey in the market. Undoubtedly such news raises doubts in mind whether their honey is pure or fake.
Don’t worry, this article will clear your every doubt about fake honey. Here I will tell you 6 best ways to check if your honey is pure or fake. In all of these tests, you only need a few common kitchen ingredients.
Check Purity Of Honey At Home
1. Glass Water Test
Ingredients Needed – A Glass(For better observation take a transparent glass), Some Water
- First of all, take half a glass of water.
- And pour 3-4 drops of honey into the glass.
- Wait for 2 minutes.
Result:– If your honey is completely settled down at the bottom then it is pure and if it is completely or partially dissolved then the honey is fake. You can clearly see this difference at first sight. Pure honey has a thick texture that settles at the bottom of a cup or glass.
2. Bee Test
Ingredients Needed – A Bee, A Plate
- Takes some honey on the plate and place it near the groups of the Bee.
Result:– If a bee falls into your honey and extracts itself successfully, you can say that the honey is pure. And if the bee does not successfully remove the honey, then the honey is fake.
Bees are the main producers of honey and they knows very well how to get out from the honey. And the feet of bees get stuck in the adulterated honey.
3. Dog Test
Ingredients Needed – A Dog, A Plate
- Take some honey in a plate and keep it in front of the dog.
Result:- If the dog has eaten honey then you can say that Honey is fake because dogs never eat pure honey. Dogs never like to eat pure honey.
4. Cloth Test
Ingredients Needed – A Woolen Piece of Cloth
- Put 3-4 drops of honey on the cloth.
- And leave it for 10-15 minutes.
- After this wash the cloth.
Result:- If there is a trace of honey left on the cloth after washing, then your honey is fake. And if there is no mark on the cloth then your honey is pure.
5. Flame Test
Ingredients Needed – A Matchstick
- Take a dry matchstick and Dip its tip right into the honey.
- Strike the stick on the matchbox as if to light it.
Result:- If the honey is pure, then the matchstick will burn easily and the flame will also keep burning off the honey. However, if it is Adulterated, it will not light up because one of the impurities in fake honey is moisture. Pure honey is always flammable.
6. Transparent Beaker Test
Ingredients Needed – 2 Transparent Glass Beakers
- Take a small beaker and filled it half with honey
- Then wait for 2-5 minutes.
Result:- If you are able to see the bottom of the beaker from honey then Honey is pure and filtered. And if you are not able to see the bottom of the beaker due to the darkness then your honey is impure and fake.
These are the 6 easy tests to find out whether your honey is pure or not. Do not believe other people’s advice try ourselves and finds pure honey. All 6 ways are 100 percent working, but still I would suggest to use at least 2 ways to find out Pure Honey.
Myths About The Purity Of Honey
- Be Solid
You must have also heard from some people that if your honey becomes solid then your honey is fake. This is a complete myth. Pure honey can also be solid.
Do not believe on these types of myths. Trust me, By these 6 ways you can easily identify whether your honey is pure or not. These 6 tests will give you 100 percent perfect results.
How You Can Get Pure Honey?
I would suggest you two ways by which you can get pure honey –
- Buy and Test – Every Company claims that its honey is pure, natural, and filtered. It is very difficult to find out Pure Honey. Do one thing, buy small honey jars of 3-4 genuine companies and then test it. Use whatever it turns our to be pure to them.
- Direct From Bee Farmers – If you can, Then I would suggest you to buy Honey direct from Bee Farmers. Because Bee Farmers only have pure honey.
You have to do something extra to get pure honey. But it pays off. The amazing benefits of honey will pay off this extra work. There are some precautions you should take before consuming honey.
- Honey should never be heated nor added to hot things. Also, do not drink hot water after eating honey.
- Honey should not be consumed when you are working in a hot environment
- Honey should never be mixed with rainwater, spicy foods, and fermented beverages like whiskey, rum, and brandy.
- Do not eat honey in excess.
- Store honey in glass or china containers only.
- Always Try to Consume Pure Honey
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