Honey purity test with the glass of water

23.04.2017. 19:00

If you want to enjoy most of the benefits derived from honey, its purity is what you should consider before buying. 

Most of the honey in the grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce but fake and impure honey. Without distinguishing the difference between pure and fake honey, you will end up buying bad products. 

Fake Honey - unhealthy treat

We all know that honey is much healthier sweetener than sugar, however, looking for honey at your typical supermarket means wading choosing between lots of fake honey options. Unfortunately, honey you have in your kitchen cabinets is most likely fake, devoid of essential nutrients and actually unhealthy to the body.

Did you know that 76% of the honey sold in the US is fake? Refined sugars aren’t good for either us or our kids. Even though honey is one of the first healthy choices suggested in the media and mainstream healthcare is honey, not all honey is created equal. 

How can you tell the difference?

Before considering any tests that need your time, basic and extremely simple thing to do is to read the label on the jar of honey, prior to its purchase. If you really want to make some tests for the purity of honey, you should try a few of them, not only one. Results could be inconclusive, so you have to make at least two of them to get some conclusion. This article will show you the water test for testing the purity of honey. If you want to try more of them check this article: Simple tests how to check the purity of honey at home.

Here’s how to do the water test

  • Fill a glass with a water
  • Add one tablespoon of honey into the glass
  • Adulterated or artificial honey will dissolve in water and you will see it around the glass
  • Pure honey, on the other hand, will settle right at the bottom of your glass

Here is the video of testing purity of honey with a water test. This honey seller of Mumbai showed how it is to do the water test in the practice, with the help of the glass full of water.