I need to try some of these methods, but I was doing some internet research to see if there’s a way to test store-bought honey to see if it’s real, pure honey or fake, funny honey. Here’s what I found… I’d like your thoughts and experience in determining the quality and makeup of honey without lab testing so please leave your comments below!
Be prepared for a follow-up post as I explore these honey tests! These home methods remind me of “old wives tales” – do you know if they work?
The thumb test
This is the simplest method of determining whether honey is pure or not pure. You can use the following procedure:
The water test
This is yet another test you can carry out right at home to judge honey. Here is the procedure:
The flame test
Did you know that pure organic honey is flammable? The flame test is a great way to determine whether honey is pure organic or fake honey. Here is how: