Thursday, June 21, 2012

Practical Tests to Differentiate Pure Honey from Impure One

Impure and synthesized honey is rampant in the market. There are practical ways other than laboratory tests to check the honey you buy.

First and foremost, you have to check the label on the container. The label states the ingredients of the honey. Pure honey may mean honey plus other ingredients. For pure honey, it would state honey only.

Hexagon shape test is a very useful test. To perform this test, put a drop of honey on a flat plate. Drip water on top of the honey just enough to cover it. Shake the plate with the honey in it in circular horizontal direction. After a while you will see hexagon shape like that of honeycomb if the honey is a pure one.

Water dissolving test is another useful test. Put a drop of honey into water in a glass. If the honey goes all the way to the bottom of the glass, it is pure honey. Impure honey will dissolve on its way to the bottom of the glass.

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