How to buy organic honey – Honey testing methods – Colossalumbrella

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Is your honey safe? Do you know how to buy organic honey? How to test honey at home

In my previous article, I covered types of honey and health benefits of honey.  This post will help you identify is your honey safe and some honey testing methods at home. I am sure most of us have honey added to our grocery store since it is an essential for all age groups.

Anything we consume if not organic or pure could harm our body significantly so here are few honey testing methods to check if you are have bought organic honey.

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Simple way to find out if you are buying organic honey is by checking the texture. Organic honey doesn’t stick when you rub it between your fingers while fake honey will start sticking due to artificially added flavors.

Organic honey is thick, has a mild scent of flowers, caramelizes quickly upon heating and doesn’t dissolve in water while the fake honey dissolves quickly, has no smell and on heating will becomes bubbly.




Honey testing methods

Finger Test –

Take a small drop of honey into finger. It is moves around and falls then the honey you tested is fake.

Water Test –

As mentioned earlier, this can be easily done. Pour a tablespoon of honey into water. Artificial honey will simply dissolve whereas you have to work hard in making actual honey dissolve..

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Flame test –

Take a match stick and dip it into honey. Try lighting the stick, if your honey is pure than match will light else it won’t because of the moisture.

There are many other ways to test honey at home but before doing that you need to understand which honey to buy.

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As per my research, raw honey is the best if sourced locally. Raw is best for allergies and it can also prevent infections. This might not be possible for most of us hence we are left with commercially sold honey. Commercial honey is not as effective as raw but is better than refined sugar or any other artificial sweetener.

Another important factor which most of us are unaware of is different floral types. Some honey is sourced from multi-flora compared to single-flora. So in case your single flora honey if not effective you might need to switch to multi flora which could be more effective in terms of overall positive effects on the body.

Currently honey is available as raw honey, pasteurized, filtered raw, organic, medical grade and flavored. Most manufactures don’t use the word pasteurized since they don’t want consumers to feel that honey is not real. Medical grade honey is used for medicinal purposes. You might have heard of wildflower, buckwheat, clover, acacia, creamed, etc, this means nectar came from that particular flower.



Lastly, you may be able to find out which honey is best suitable depending on why you intend to consume it as properties of each may slightly vary.

So next time you purchase honey, use these honey testing methods before consuming. Be safe and eat healthy!

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33 Comments on “How to buy organic honey – Honey testing methods – Colossalumbrella”

  1. Thanks for the helpful tips! I recently bought honey and the seller convinced me that it was natural. And now I ran tests on your advice and was disappointed; honey is not natural 🙁

  2. Wow this is absolutely fabulous reference. I didn’t know the different methods we can do to test whether we have fake honey or pure honey. Definitely going to be trying the finger test and water test as its the easier method.

  3. Raw honey is honey that hasn’t been heated or pasteurized, and it contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants, and other important nutrients. … Raw, local honey also contains a blend of local pollen, which can strengthen a person’s immune system, and reduce pollen allergy symptoms. Great tips though.

  4. Wow. I didn’t know about the flame test. That’s pretty darn cool. When I was young, we used to have a few hives in our yard. It was an interesting experience watching and learning about them.

  5. I love raw honey! And I was shocked to learn a few years ago that some honey on the shelves at the grocery store contain corn syrup! I never knew how to test it either! I buy local honey here at the farmer’s market and it’s raw and unfiltered. Thanks for the great info!

  6. Thanks for this info. I’ve been more diligent about buying better honey since it has many health benefits. I didn’t know about the ways to test at home.

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