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How To Know Pure Or Fake/adulterated Honey by ceezah: 1:06pm On Aug 07, 2015
HOW TO KNOW PURE OR FAKE/ADULTERATED HONEY
1. Water Test: Water can be used to distinguish between pure honey and adulterated ones and it is so simple. Get a glass jar of water or a small pot half full of water. Add the honey into it at one point of the water using a table spoon. If the honey spreads out and dissolves in the water, the honey is not pure. However, if it remains in its pasty form beneath the water while retaining the original colour, the honey is pure.

2. Fire Test:
Once you have gotten your honey, use a small piece of cloth and rub a portion of the honey at the edge of the cloth or you deep the wick of a candle into the honey, light fire over any of the cloth or wick for few seconds. If it does not burn, the honey is not pure as it likely contains water but if the cloth or candle wick burns/catches fire, the honey is definitely pure. You can also use a matchstick as shown below. Put the honey at the middle of the matchstick and light the stick.

3: The Thumb Test:
Any of your right or left thumb can be used. Place a drop of honey on your thumb, if the honey slips or spread easily over your thumb, the honey is not pure but it it stays and still forms the drop on your thumb then the honey is pure.While it might be a bit difficult to carry out thefire and water testmethod at the place of purchase, the thumb test can help you.

4: The Tissue Paper or Serviette Test
Place a paper towel or serviette paper on a table and add few drops of the honey on it. If it absolves the honey, the honey is not pure but ifit does not, and the honey stays longer on the paper then it is pure.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Many people are quick to believe the claim that ants do not go near pure honey. The veracity of this statement does not exist. Ants go after anything that is sweet and taste good. From bread to rice ants go after them talk less of honey. Other methods that can be used to identify pure honey are requesting to taste and checking the consistency (thickness) of the honey. Usually pure honey is not thin in consistency. Although,these methods cannot guarantee that you are buying 100% pure honey, but they help – manufacturers of adulterated honey have developed ways making their honey appear pure.It is advisable to use a combination of the above mentioned methods to ascertain if truly your honey is pure.
To reduce your chances of obtaining adulterated honey, you might want to purchase them at a honey farm, in towns that are known for honey production or supermarkets that have very huge reputation in selling quality products. These factors will really help you.
I hope you find this article helpful. Let us know if you have any method you have been using too.

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Re: How To Know Pure Or Fake/adulterated Honey by Eeser: 1:07pm On Aug 07, 2015
Thank you.
Lovers of honey, over to you
Re: How To Know Pure Or Fake/adulterated Honey by pretydiva(f): 1:06pm On Aug 08, 2015
Thanks 4 dis piece of info op,it wil definitely cm in handy
Re: How To Know Pure Or Fake/adulterated Honey by anibueli147(m): 9:25am On Oct 22, 2017
THANK YOU FOR THE INFO, ITS REALLY HELPFUL
Re: How To Know Pure Or Fake/adulterated Honey by delishpot: 4:40pm On Oct 23, 2017
Useful info thanks.

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