Did you hear before about the purity of honey? We all wonder if there are any ways we can distinguish counterfeit from the natural honey. The answer is: yes, there are a few secrets of honey and a few myths about it that we really need to know if we want to enjoy a quality product and its benefits.
In this article you will find out the “Fire test”. By making this test you will immediately find if the honey is natural and authentic.
How to Test the Purity of Honey at Home
Before to make the test, it is important to know how to choose the honey that you buy and other important things about honey.
- Crystallised honey is rotten. False! Honey is never rotten. Buying a completely crystallised honey you have an additional guarantee that is natural honey because honey multiplied with glucose or other syrups and molasses usually not crystallise or do not crystallise completely.
- Acacia honey is the best honey. False! Acacia honey crystallises harder, contain less glucose and that’s why medics recommend moderate quantities of acacia honey to diabetics. So, the other types of honey are as good as acacia honey.
- Honey from stands on the road is good. False! Honey exposed to the sun loses its properties. Also, Streets bees are exposed to poisoning. Moreover, honey can be diluted.
THE FIRE TEST to see the purity of honey
Take a napkin and and make a small paper cone. Soak it in honey. Using a lighter, burn the napkin where in the ares with honey. If that areas easily burn, that means that honey is authentic. If the honey is diluted with water, the ares with honey will not burn.