Simple Home Test for Pure Honey


  • This occurs because honey contains more than 70% natural sugars and less than 20% water.
  • The amount of natural sugars makes it unstable.
  • Thus, it is natural for it to crystallize since it is an over-saturated solution of natural sugars.
  • Pure honey crystallizes over time which preserves the flavor and quality.

Water Test

  • Put a few drops of honey in a glass of water.
  • Pure honey will settle at the bottom in form of a ball.
  • Adulterated honey will dissolve in water, which can be noted visibly.

Paper Test

  • Put a few drops of honey on a paper towel or a napkin.
  • Pure honey will remain solid and will not get absorbed.
  • Adulterated honey will get absorbed and wet the paper.

Thumb Test

  • Put a few drops of honey on your thumb.
  • Pure honey will not spill or drip off the finger.
  • Fake honey will spill or spreads around like any other liquid.

Bread Test

  • Spread honey on a slice of bread.
  • Leave it for a few minutes.
  • Its pure if the bread becomes crispy or crunchy on the applied slice.
  • Adulterated honey makes bread soggy because of additives.

Flame Test

  • Pour honey on a cotton bud or candle wick.
  • Light it with a match-stick flame.
  • The cotton will catch fire if the honey is pure.
  • Expose it to the flame for long.

Vinegar Test

  • Mix a tablespoon of honey, a bit of water and 2-3 drops of vinegar essence together.
  • The honey is not pure if the mixture foams up.
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