Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How To Know If Honey Is Original

Honey is so important. It's good for food, for healing wounds, for cosmetics, as drugs, etc.

Because it is so versatile and in high demand, most of the honey that is sold around is unfortunately fake. 

Just last week, I did a post on how a mixture of honey and cinnamon is all you need for many of your beauty and health problems. 

You can't afford to have fake honey in the mix. 

The color and thickness of honey varies based on what kind of pollen it was made from, so color is not a good test for honey. 

How can you tell the fake from the original honey? 

Here are 7 foolproof tricks.

1. Natural Honey is not sticky

If you rub some honey between your fingers and it is sticky or gummy, then it is not all natural. Real honey is easily absorbed by the skin.

2. Caramelizing

When you pour some honey into a pan and heat it up, raw honey caramelizes while the fake ones foam and bubble.

3. The paper test

Pour some honey on paper. Real honey will stick together, while the structure of the fake one will break down after some time.

4. The Ant Test

Ants never, ever go near real honey. If you have hands in or around your honey, then it definitely has some kind of sugar in it.

5. The Water Test

Natural honey falls when poured in water and settles together at the bottom, fake honey melts and mixes in with the water.

6. The tongue test

Pure, natural honey causes a mild inflammation and tingling sensation on the tongue, the fake one does not.

7. Crystallization

Real honey crystallizes with time but the fake one becomes somewhat syrupy.