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How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey by babadey(m): 12:39pm On Feb 11, 2013
Pure honey should be labeled as such.

Natural honey is used in cooking, beauty treatments, wound/disease management and weight loss. It is an energy source rich in vitamins and minerals, and offers anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Real honey usually is expensive, and imitation honey has been developed to offer a less-expensive alternative. There are three basic classes of honey: natural (pure), adulterated and artificial. Natural honey is made from raw honey, adulterated honey contains natural honey but also other ingredients, and artificial honey is made of syrup from sugar or corn, additives and food coloring.


Rub some of the product between your index finger and thumb until it disintegrates -- some will be absorbed into your skin if there's honey; pure honey is a good skin regimen. Natural honey is not sticky. If what you rub is sticky, it has sugar or artificial sweetener in it.

Place a few drops on notebook or tissue paper. Pure honey will not perforate the paper for a long time because it does not contain water.

Drop some honey near ants. Bees instinctively build beehives on trees and between rocks. They add an additive to the honey in order to protect it from pests, such as ants. Ants will not disturb natural honey.

Mix it with an egg yolk and beat with a fork. If the honey is pure, the yolk will look like it has been cooked.

Fill a glass of water and add 1 tablespoon of the product. Pure honey will lump and settle at the bottom, while adulterated and artificial honey will start dissolving.

Spread it on a slice of bread. Natural honey will harden the bread in minutes. Adulterated and artificial honey will wet the bread because of the water content.

Real honey will give you a tingling feel in the back of your mouth just before swallowing. Adulterated and artificial honey cannot achieve this.

See if it crystallizes over time. Imitation honey will remain looking like syrup, no matter how long it is stored, while real honey will crystallize.

Dip the tip of a matchstick in the product and then strike to light it. Natural honey will light the match easily and the flame will burn off the honey. Fake honey will not light because of the moisture.

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons to a microwave-proof bowl. Heat on high power until hot. Natural honey will caramelize quickly and never become foamy. Adulterated and artificial honey will become bubbly and difficult to caramelize.

Its better to buy from local traders like the yoruba called them 'elewe omo' or from the village

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Re: How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey by Mydex(m): 2:21pm On Jan 04, 2015
This is fantastic information. Thank you.
Re: How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey by PRISTINEMUSCLES: 7:45pm On Jan 04, 2015
You don't know how much you have done for me. I have been deceived repeatedly by this so called "honey sellers" but now i know better.
Re: How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey by Dsegsam(m): 1:33am On Jan 05, 2015
Thanks so much
Re: How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey by xoosh: 7:20pm On May 11, 2017
There is not enough water in honey to freeze. Actually, honey is a supersaturated sugar solution. That means that there is more dissolved solids that can normally remain in the liquid phase. Honey is more sugar than water, it contains only 18 percent water and that is not enough to freeze. So no, honey won't freeze.
Re: How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey by jbblues24(m): 1:56am On Jun 02, 2019
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