Has Your Honey Been Adulterated?

August 10, 2021

Has Your Honey Been Adulterated?

You have heard the term “Adulterated Honey,” but what exactly is adulterated honey?

The difference between adulterated and unadulterated honey can be summed up as follows. Quite simply, adulterated honey is imitation honey. While it may incorporate some real honey, producing and harvesting can harm its natural properties. Just because it is labeled honey does not define what the product actually is. There are many ways that honey can be adulterated, as well as just be contaminated with or without manufacturers interfering with it.

Examples of adulteration might be blending the honey with other syrups, cane sugar, and other ingredients to dilute its quality. Pasteurization and heating is also another method that can destroy the beneficial, healthy properties of honey. Toxic chemicals can also destroy the quality of honey. Also, the way harvesting is applied can have a profound effect on the honey’s quality. The bees need to process the honey entirely before it can be harvested. Harvesting it too early can produce unripe honey that lacks the correct flavor and health benefits.

Unadulterated honey, on the other hand, is authentically produced and harvested. It contains all the natural health-supporting properties and other wellness benefits. The honey has not been altered, and it has was harvested using best practices to ensure its quality and efficacy. Unadulterated Honey is a natural and raw foodstuff. It can be consumed not only as a sweetener but also can have a therapeutic influence on human health.





Also in Bee Journal

Honey Sleuths Clamping Down on China’s Fake Honey
Honey Sleuths Clamping Down on China’s Fake Honey

September 13, 2022

The honey detectives are closing in on China’s shady syrup swindlers. Detecting honey laced with sugar syrup is notoriously tricky, but a new test could provide the evidence needed to make fake honey prosecutions stick.

Continue Reading

In Honor of Teresa
In Honor of Teresa

August 23, 2022

Because of Teresa’s extraordinary talent, inspirational voice, and personality, Amen Bee will proudly be labeling our new Orange Blossom Honey “Theresa.” The honey will be provided in a beautiful custom-designed hexagon jar and will be available in the Fall.

Continue Reading

Bee Pollen – A Summary
Bee Pollen – A Summary

August 11, 2022

Last month we looked at bee pollen: what it is; how it is collected by both the bee and the beekeeper; and some of the ways it is used by both bees and humans. This month, we will explore the constituents that make-up bee pollen and some of the potential nutritional and medicinal benefits for you and me.

Continue Reading