Ways to test your Honey
Test the validity of your honey.
And, unfortunately, there are honey types which have been combined with glucose, as well as others which are high in poor-quality mead. Adulterated honey is honey that is not in its purest possible form. Some people also say that adulterated honey is often sold in the supermarkets, so you should learn how to recognize it:
Don’t forget -if your honey does not “crystallize” after some time, there is a good chance it may be adulterated, since the pure one will crystallize when kept in the fridge.
This is also very important for you to remember – you should always read the labels! As we said, always read the label on the honey, and if it contains commercial glucose or high fructose corn syrup, avoid it.
You should definitely try this simple trick – you just have to add a few iodine drops into a glass of water and add in some honey afterwards. If your honey turns a blue color it has been combined with corn starch.
Or, you can try this method as well – just add a couple of drops of vinegar into a mixture of water with honey. If you see foam, your honey has been adulterated with plaster.
Some people use this trick as well – you can burn the honey with phosphorus or a match, and if it ignites, it is pure honey.
Or, just place a spoon of honey into a glass of water. In case the honey does not dissolve, it is pure. Fake honey or poor-quality honey dissolves in water due to the high adulteration.