Simple Home Tests 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.
Other simple home tests for pure honey include:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.