Honey is one of nature’s sweetest and purest foods with numerous health benefits because he contains a whopping 22 amino acids, 27 minerals including calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium,selenium,vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin.
Honey also has nutritional digestive enzymes : diastase, invertase, catalase, glucose oxidase, acid phosphatase, and inulase.
You must know that this amazing info is not for all honeys.
Most of the honey from the supermarket is not any healthier than white sugar, especially cheap honey.
FDA, the food safety divisions of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission (EU) said that REAL honey must contain pollen.
Without the pollen, the FDA cannot conclude whether the honey is from legitimate and/or safe sources also ultra-filtered( heated to high temperatures that kill off any beneficial nutrients and enzymes, filtered with high-pressure technology to remove any pollen) is unhealthy .
Studies from Texas A&M University,proven that 76 percent of the honey from supermarkets had all of the pollen removed and 100 percent of the honey sold at drugstores and those packaged in the single serving portions served at restaurants, had no pollen at all.
The organic brands from local supermarket are better because only 29 percent are lacking pollen .
To avoid fake honey you need to :
1.Read the label.
If it has glucose or high fructose corn syrup, it’s FAKE.
2.Taste your honey.
Real honey taste like flowers or herbs and fake honey is just sweet.
3.Put a small drop of your honey on your thumb.
Pure honey will stay in one place.
4.Add a few drops of vinegar into a mixture of water and honey.
If it foams up,it’s FAKE.
5.If your honey does not “crystallize” over time, it is likely fake .
6.Add a few drops of iodine to a glass of water and then add some honey.
If your honey turns blue,it’s FAKE.
7.Place a dab of honey on the end of a matchstick and light it.
Pure honey will ignite .
8.Place a spoon of honey in a glass of water.
Pure honey will sink to the bottom of the glass.
Here we have a list of fake honey:
American Choice Clover Honey
Archer Farms Orange Blossom Honey
Archer Farms Organic Classic Honey
Busy Bee Organic Honey
Busy Bee, Pure Clover Honey
Fred Meyer Clover Honey
Full Circle Pure Honey
Giant Eagle Clover Honey
GE Clover Honey
Great Value, Clover Honey
Haggen Honey, Natural & Pure
HT Traders Tupelo Honey
Kroger Pure Clover Honey
Market Pantry Pure Honey
Mel-o 100 % Pure Honey
Natural Sue Bee Clover Honey
Naturally Preferred Fireweed Honey
Rite Aid Honey
Safeway Clover Honey
Silver Bow Pure Honey
Stop and Shop Clove Honey
Sue Bee Clover Honey
Thrifty Bee Honey
Walgreen MEL-O honey
Western Family Clover Honey
Wegman Clover Honey
Winnie the Pooh, Pure Clover
All this brands of honey were tested positive for ultra-filtration (fake honey).