Is your honey real?

So, how do you know if the honey in your pantry is 100% pure? Well, firstly, the ingredients list should be a good give away; if your jar of honey only contains real, pure honey then the ingredients list should only contain one ingredient – Honey.

If your ingredients list is nowhere to be found, is unreadable or even if you just want a quick and fun experiment to do with the kids, here are two more ways to test your honey for ‘real-ness’

The Thumb Test

  1. Put a small drop of the honey on to the fingerprint side of your thumb
  2. Check to see if it spreads
  3. If it does, it is not pure. Pure honey will stay intact, and not really move, on your thumb

The Water Test

  1. Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of good old, plain tap water.
  2. Artificial honey will dissolve in water and you will see it floating around in the glass
  3. Pure honey on the other hand will settle right at the bottom of your glass and will be separate from the water; it will not dissolve.

Well hopefully you feel a little more knowledgeable about such a natural, insect made, super food and I hope those who try the experiments with their kids find it interesting also.


2 thoughts on “Is your honey real?

    • pimpyourlife1 says:

      I’m not sure how they can sell it but studies have shown some honeys are blended and some have been known to contain antibiotics, toxins, irradiated pollen or even alkaloids.
      I hope that helps

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