Honey is produced by honeybees, not farms, as you might know. What if you want to verify whether the honey you bought is genuine?
It is simple to determine whether original pure honey is pure or not by looking at its physical characteristics. Before beginning any test, make sure you read the labels on the bottle. It is the first and most fundamental step in determining the purity of honey. Flavoring, shading, chemical sweeteners, and other ingredients must be disclosed by suppliers. Original honey has only one content HONEY.
The Thumb Test: A quick way to see if honey is pure. Add a tiny amount of honey to your thumbnail. Look to see whether it spills or spreads.
If it spreads, the honey is contaminated, as pure honey would remain on your thumb intact.
The Water Test: This is a test using water to spot impure honey. Simply fill a glass of water and add a teaspoon of honey into the glass. Adulterated or impure honey will easily dissolve in water and you will see it around the glass. On the other hand, original honey will settle right at the bottom of the glass.
The Flame Test: Pure honey is flammable, so put it and the test to see if it’s 100 percent pure! To begin, take a matchstick and dip the tip of the matchstick in honey. To see if the matchstick shines, strike it against the matchbox. If the honey is pure, the matchstick will ignite quickly and the honey will continue to burn. However, since honey contains moisture, it will not light up if it is impure.
The Blot test: A test to see if the honey is diluted with water using blotting paper. Put a few drops of honey on blotting paper. It may be absorbed or leave a wet mark on the paper. Both pure and impure honey will not be absorbed but impure honey will leave a wet mark.