Honey has been one of the most “sough-afte”  local products today as it brings a lot of health benefits including strengthening of immune system. However, not all honeys in the market are made equal. Some might look like one, but isn’t really the real one.

Recently, a study from DOST shows that 80% of honey sold in markets contain sugar syrup.

Dr. Bautista of DOST-PNRI explained the extent of impure honey proliferated the market. According to him, 12 out of 16 or 75% of local honey brands sold either in groceries or souvenir shops are not entirely honey. In addition, a staggering 87% or 64 out of 74 of local honey products sold online are impure.

Read more: https://www.dost.gov.ph/knowledge-resources/news/67-2020-news/2072-sweet-but-not-pure-dost-study-shows-80-of-honey-sold-in-markets-contain-sugar-syrup.html

These days, with COVID-19, there have been a lot of adulteration being reported because of the high demand for pure honey resulting from its medicinal and nutrient value. With the low cost and sweet taste of these impure honeys, many people are being tricked.

If you’re one of those who are buying honey to enjoy its wonderful health benefits, then make sure that you are purchasing a guaranteed pure honey or else you’ll end up buying a sugar syrup that can lead to harmful effects in the long run.

And If we’re talking about the pureness and realness of honey, HDI Clover Honey is guaranteed 100% pure and rich in vitamins and nutrients. HDI Clover Honey comes from the flowers of white clover in New Zealand and is regarded by beekeepers worldwide to be the best type of honey. From harvesting to securing its pureness, up to hygienically packing it, HDI made sure that everyone will enjoy a delicious natural taste of Clover Honey.

Having known this pure natural honey, make sure that HDI Clover Honey is always available in your home to keep your whole family healthy.

To help testify that our honey is 100% pure, follow the pureness test below:

Thumb Test

Here’s the procedure to do a thumb test:

  • Put a small drop of the honey you have on your thumb
  • Check to see if it spills or spreads around
  • If it does, it is not pure
  • Pure honey will stay intact on your thumb

The Water Test to Spot Fake Honey

Here’s how to do the water test:

  • Fill a glass with water
  • Add one tablespoon of honey into the glass
  • Adulterated or artificial honey will dissolve in water quickly
  • Pure honey on the other hand will settle right at the bottom of your glass

The Flame Test to Know Pure Honey

Did you know that organic honey is flammable? Here’s a test to know 100% pure organic honey.

  • Take a dry matchstick
  • Dip its tip right into the honey
  • Strike the stick on the matchbox as if to light it
  • If the honey is pure, the matchstick will light with ease
  • The flame will also keep burning off the honey
  • However, if it is with impurities, it will not light because fake honey contains moisture as one of the impurities

Source: https://www.mybeeline.co/en/p/how-to-check-the-purity-of-honey-at-home