How To Differentiate Real Honey From The Fake Ones
Food Safety News provides evidence according conducted tests showing that more than 3/4 of the honey in grocery stores isn’t the actual bees’product.
According done analysis there are stores selling products labeled“honey“that doesn’t contain pollen.
Honey without pollen, isn’t real honey
Removing pollen from honey contribute to the nectar fail to reach the required quality standard set by Food safety agencies.
The Food safety agencies, the World Health Organization, the European commission and many other also claim that removal of pollen from the honey products would render more difficult the process of determination whether the honey came from legitimate and safe source.
In the U.S, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) classified the products that have been ultra-filtered and containing no pollen as artificial honey products.
Why do some brands remove pollen?
If the honey doesn’t contain pollen it means that honey has been ultra-filtered, a high-tech procedure in which honey is heated and diluted with large amount of water, running through small filters in order to remove pollen. Pollen is the only trustworthy sign for identifying the type, source and quality of the honey.
Removing honey is a bad idea
Removal of all pollen from honey goes against the marketing of the high quality products-Mark Jensen, president of the American Honey Producers Association, told Food Safety News.
“I don’t know of any U.S. producer that would want to do that. Elimination of all pollen can only be achieved by ultra-filtering and this filtration process does nothing but cost money and diminish the quality of the honey,” Jensen said.
“In my judgment, it is pretty safe to assume that any ultra-filtered honey on store shelves is Chinese honey and it’s even safer to assume that it entered the country uninspected and in violation of federal law,” he added.
The most frequently asked questions from people who have just discovered the health benefits of this natural golden treasure: “Which honey to buy?”, “Which honey is best?”, “Which brand shall I buy?”, “What’s the difference between pure honey and raw honey?”, “Is raw honey or organic honey?”, “Is locally made honey better?”,“Does it contain pollen?“
Raw honey, 100% pure, unadulterated, unprocessed, unheated, contains no additives, preservatives and artificial substances, has all nutritious enzymes preserved and contains only one ingredient-honey is the best healthy option of honey coming directly from a trusted beekeeper.
According a research conducted by the Speakers at the First International Symposium on Honey and Human Health, raw unpasteurized honey provides the following health benefits:
- Friendly bacteria
- Blood sugar control
- Weight management
- Cough suppressant
- Boosts immunity
- Free radical prevention
- Helps high cholesterol