Honey, especially raw, natural, organic honey, has some amazing health benefits. It’s antimicrobial, can help heal burns, and is a powerful decongestant. Not all honey is made equal, however, and to actually get the benefits you have to buy the right one.
6 Ways to Know Your Honey is Natural and Organic
Only a detailed and expert analysis is a guarantee that honey is all natural and organic. But, if you want to know whether the honey you just bought is natural or what many consider to be “fake”, try these simple tricks.
1. Carefully Read The Label
This is the very first step that will help you choose the right, additive-free honey. Producers have to label the content and the percentage by a certain amount.
Heat up a few teaspoons of honey in your microwave. High heat works fine. Real honey will eventually caramelize, and fake honey will become all foamy and bubbly due to all of the added ingredients. (Note: real honey will also get a layer of “foam” at the top because you are cooking out the air that is introduced to the honey as it is extracted from the hives.)
Put a few drops of honey on a sheet of paper. If it does not absorb in the paper after a while, you have got some natural honey. Fake honey contains a lot of water and it will be absorbed into the paper right away.
Get your Free copy of The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook
This free cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy!
4. Water and Honey
This is probably the easiest way to tell if there are added ingredients inside of your honey. When soaked in warm or hot water, real honey will dissolve into the water and then after the water cools the honey forms in clumps on the bottom of the container. However, fake honey melts.
5. Honey and Bread
Spread some of your honey on a slice of fresh bread. If the bread becomes too hard, your honey is all natural. Fake honey will only dampen the surface of the bread, due to the large amount of water in it.
Real honey crystallizes after a while, and fake honey will keep its liquid, syrup-like composition.
Skin absorption: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2686636/
Fake honey water content (paper and bread): http://localhoneyman.co.uk/462-2/
Mixing water with honey: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/#.VqKSp_krLIW
Honey and tingling: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/honey/safety/hrb-20059618
A quick note from our founders
Have you been curious about the Ketogenic Diet? You're not alone!
Going "Keto" has helped so many of our friends drop weight and keep it off.
And it's the perfect time to try it because right now you can get a free copy of a brand new cookbook called
This cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy. Even stubborn belly and thigh fat won't stand a chance because your body will have NO CHOICE but to burn that fat for fuel!
If you've struggled to get rid of stubborn fat, you owe it to yourself to test-drive the keto diet and see how effective it really is. It’ll be easy once you have this free cookbook...
HURRY, this FREE offer won’t last long!