Honey...How to tell the real thing from the fake !

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Pure honey:
- Honey aroma
-causes a mild burning sensation in the throat
-has natural impurities
-has a soft texture
-quite thick, tickles in a thin stream
-no foam

Fake honey:
-sour smell or no smell
-does not cause a mild burning senstation in the throat
-seperates into layeres
-no impurities
-has a rough texture
-has foam
Kim Biegacki - Apr 22, 2013
Wow, great info Millie! Thanks for sharing...now I want to go and test my honeys! LOL
Millie Johnson - Apr 22, 2013
You are very welcome. Melanie asked me to post it here for you guys. Very good info. The honey market is being bombarded with fake honey. Don't get fooled ! THE best way to know, is to buy honey from a local source.
Susan Feliciano - Apr 22, 2013
We can find locally grown honey every Saturday at our local farmer's market. It's raised by a couple about 4 miles up the road from us - so I can use it to ease allergies.
Millie Johnson - Apr 22, 2013
I take it for the same reason, Susan.
cindy sandberg - Apr 22, 2013
Fortunately I have a couple of good sources for local honey! I also occasionally buy it on my infrequent trips to Trader Joes. In a recent "honey test", they were one of the few places tested where ALL of the honey they were selling was actually pure honey, not fake or cut with fake stuff!
Millie Johnson - Apr 22, 2013
Wow Cindy, that is great !
Susan Feliciano - Apr 25, 2013
We have a food co-op called Three Rivers Market that has really good, unpasteurized, full-strength honey. I get it there during the winter months when the farmers market is closed. Most of it is local, and they also have some Fair Trade brand raised elsewhere, but still excellent honey.
We use to live across the street from a man who raised bees, but he would not sell me his honey because he said he didn't have enough. I thought, Wow! His bees feed on all the clover and other wildflowers in our yard (we're not that great about mowing) and he can't spare to let me have an occasional jar even when I offer to pay him? I wonder how much honey he uses? LOL!