Opera News

Opera News App

Tips to differentiate original honey from adulterated ones

Aji1
By Aji1 | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 0 views

Tips to differentiate original honey from adulterated ones.

HOW TO KNOW ORIGINAL HONEY


The only way they could adulterate it, was by bringing a prepared mixture of sugar or jaggery syrup in the container. Checking various articles, I found few tips which contradict each other. Still, I find the following tests to be pretty effective.

1. Water test.

Take a tumbler of water. Drop a tablespoon of honey by keeping the spoon slightly higher than the water level. Keep it for around one minute.

Result:

Pure honey: Honey would pass through the water like a thread and settle down immediately without mixing. It forms a lump at the bottom.

Impure honey: Part of it gets disintegrated and mixes immediately.

2. Flame test.

Dip the cotton wick of a candle to a bit of honey. Shake of the excess. And light the wick with a lighter.

Result:

Pure honey- The wick burns.

Impure honey- The water content in the honey prevents it from burning. Crackling sound can be heard.

3. Absorption test.

Pour a few drops of honey on a blotting paper.

Result:

Pure honey No absorption on the blotting paper.

Impure honey Absorption can be seen.

4. Cloth test

Pour a few drops of honey on a cloth. Then wash it off.

Result:

Pure honey gives no stain remains.

Impure honey will leave stain remains.

Controversial tests.

5. Ant test

Some say that ants won’t come near to pure honey. But, professional bee keepers say that ants do gather around pure honey.

There are also chemical tests which can be done in the labs. The above mentioned tests are for home tests. If we are buying it from shops, we should surely look into the ingredients label. Mostly, they come with some level of additives.

In confidence, I can say one thing. the above mentioned methods were pretty successful in differentiating pure honey from adulterated ones. In case, any of you find any other full proof method to identify pure honey, please do update.

Content created and supplied by: Aji1 (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

How I struggle to get the perfect bra - BBN star Dorathy reveals

13 minutes ago

5 🔥

How I struggle to get the perfect bra - BBN star Dorathy reveals

An Open Letter From A Concerned Citizen To The Nigerian Ministry Of Health

14 minutes ago

1 🔥

An Open Letter From A Concerned Citizen To The Nigerian Ministry Of Health

Here Is Why Repentant Terrorists Become Spies - Shehu Sani Reveals

16 minutes ago

17 🔥

Here Is Why Repentant Terrorists Become Spies - Shehu Sani Reveals

Watch How Davido Reacted When He Watched Himself Perform At The Coming To America Sequel Last Night

16 minutes ago

17 🔥

Watch How Davido Reacted When He Watched Himself Perform At The Coming To America Sequel Last Night

Latest Ankara Gown And Jumpsuit Styles For This Festive Season

38 minutes ago

1 🔥

Latest Ankara Gown And Jumpsuit Styles For This Festive Season

‘I Love Everything About Frank Edwards’- Luchi

38 minutes ago

8 🔥

‘I Love Everything About Frank Edwards’- Luchi

BSUTH Cuts Off A Lady's Breast Only To Find Out She Does Not Have Cancer

43 minutes ago

0 🔥

BSUTH Cuts Off A Lady's Breast Only To Find Out She Does Not Have Cancer

Opinon: The best and Worst Dressed Celebrities for the Premiere of Coming To America 2.

1 hours ago

50 🔥

Opinon: The best and Worst Dressed Celebrities for the Premiere of Coming To America 2.

Saturday Devotional: Do Not Be Discouraged

1 hours ago

0 🔥

Saturday Devotional: Do Not Be Discouraged

Homosexuality is Wrong and how it is nothing but a Mental Issue

1 hours ago

6 🔥

Homosexuality is Wrong and how it is nothing but a Mental Issue

COMMENTS