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How To Test And Differentiate Fake Honey From Original Honey Before You Buy

Honey has been since the creation begins. It is called "Ewuo"Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by honey bees and some related insects. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants or from secretions of other insects, by regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. Bees store honey in wax structures called honeycombs. The smell, color and taste depend on the types of flowers visited.

Nowadays for you to get original honey is very cumbersome, there are a lot of fake honey in the market. Eating such type of honey will causes you a whole lot of health complications which may cost you a lot.

Peoples tend to buy fake honey because they don't know how to differentiate a fake honey over a original honey. So today, am going to teach you how to test and differentiate good honey over fake honey.

How to differentiate good and fake honey

1. Original honey mix or beat with egg yolk will turn the yolk to be in cooked form but fake honey will not.

2. Original honey will not turn to icy (block) in a freezer but fake honey will be.

3.Original honey is Fairly thick and takes the time to move from one side of the jar to the other. But fake honey is not dense at all. Fake honey is very light and runny.

4.Originaltends not to be sticky if rubbed between fingers, but fake It is fairly sticky because of the high percentage of added sweeteners and additives.


1.When Heating honey If you heat the pure honey, it caramelizes quickly and does not make foam but fake honey never caramelizes and forms the foam and becomes bubbly because of the added moisture, sugars and water.

2. Bread Test

If you spreading original honey on a slice of bread, the slice hardens within few minutes while fake honey will gets the bread wet due to moisture content.

3. Impurities:

Original honey shows dirty-looking particles, pollen, and bee body parties but fake honey will show absence of impurities

4 The Thumb Test: A simple test to check the purity of honey. Put a small drop of the honey on your thumbnail. Check if it spills or spreads. If it spreads, then the honey is impure since pure honey will stay intact on your thumb.

5.The Water Test: This is a test using water to spot fake honey. Simply fill a glass of water and add a teaspoon of honey into the glass. Adulterated or impure honey will easily dissolve in water and you will see it around the glass. On the other hand, original honey will settle right at the bottom of the glass.

6.The Flame Test: Pure honey is flammable and to check if the honey is 100 % pure, try this test! Start by taking a matchstick and dip the tip of the matchstick with honey. Strike the matchstick on the matchbox to see if it lights. If the honey is pure then the matchstick will easily light up and the honey will keep burning. But if the honey is impure it will not light up as it contains moisture.

7. The Blot test: A test to see if the honey is diluted with water using a blotting paper. Put a few drops of honey on a blotting paper. It may be absorbed or leave a wet mark on the paper. Both pure and impure honey will not be absorbed but impure honey will leave a wet.

Chose any of the above step to test honey before you buy so that, you can be free from any health complications like liver problems, kidney, heart disease etc that the fake honey impose on our health. Let's be our brother keeper by helping to like and share to others thank you.

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