Distinguish between Genuine and Fake Honey

Honey is a sugar exudate or flower pollen collected, modified, and tied with certain compounds by bees. The quality of honey is determined by the source of nectar, the land where the plants grow, the weather, the degree of ripening, and methods of extraction.

Honey is differentiated by:

1. Floral honey

Monofloral honey is produced from one type of plant, and polyfloral is resulted from some.

2. Royal jelly

It's a honey specifically produced for the queen bee. The highest nutrient is especially the gonadotropin. The price is very expensive. Therefore, you need to be aware of the counterfeit goods.

3. Dew honey

It's resulted from secretion fluid of certain insects that lay the sugar exudate in plants then collected by honey bees and stored in the honeycomb.

In the market, honey is grouped into honeycomb and liquid.

Meanwhile, imitated or fake honey is all foods bearing the name but not processed or produced by bees. This honey is made from fruit juice concentrated by heating. The main content is inverted sugar, especially fructose.

Artificial honey can also be made by mixing with syrup or other materials. Artificial honey is generally consumed if you're allergic to bees.

To determine whether honey is original or not, you can do:

1. Drip honey on a piece of paper

Fake honey will be more easily absorbed by the paper as the water is higher than the original. Sweetness of fake honey feels stickier on the tongue. Meanwhile, in honey, in addition of the sweet taste, there's also a sense of sour. The acidity of honey is around 3.4 to 6.1.

2. Shake honey in a jar

Honey will be frothing while the fake is not. Therefore, honey in a bottle will hit the cap, so that when the lid is opened, it sounds small explosion.

3. Use polarimeter

Fake honey will optically rotate to the right. Meanwhile, honey will rotate to the left.

To be careful, don't be tempted by a promo.

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