Say the experts: 4 obvious signs of fake honey
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Traditionally, the middle of August – a time when beekeeping comes the height of the honey harvest, and they start to swing honey. But according to experts, honey is the most easily counterfeited product and its quality, according to Rosselkhoznadzor, year after year getting worse. Let's learn the four "iron" sign of fake honey, which told the Voronezh experts (and they even British scientists not hold a candle).
A sign of forgery No. 1. Consistency: a trickle of honey is interrupted or runs off the spoon pieces may resemble a paste.A sign of forgery No. 2. Smell and taste: reminiscent of burnt sugar, taste is chocolate, nuts, pine needles, etc., may foam.A sign of forgery No. 3. Impurities: raspberry, chocolate, nuts and other Signs of forgery No. 4. Weight: one liter weighs less than 1.4 kg.
From honey of abundance on the shelves you can lose your head: ordinary buyer is difficult to understand how one of the most delicious and healthy. On the shelves you found a pink honey with raspberries, ginger with propolis, milk Thistle, and even with cedar SAP!
Honey under the microscope
In General, according to experts, today on the shelves you can find at least 132 names of honey, and most of these varieties do not exist in nature. But dealers that don't stop – they are able to invent dozens more names and give your honey for an exclusive. Such marketing moves are often middlemen so-called individual entrepreneurs.
Moreover, to distinguish natural honey from a surrogate can taste and color, however, to make the right choice extremely difficult, because in this matter there are many nuances, for example, the "age" of honey. Over time, the product can skristallizovatsya, and the process of quality honey starts at the top of the container, not the bottom, and is carried out gradually: if you pick the honey spoon, which top secretariatmolsa, inside it will still be liquid.
The most effective way to test the quality of honey the seller sells, experts believe, to demand the certificate for a particular grade. Certificate and test report must be for each type of product. If it is missing, it is reason to doubt the quality.
How to choose honey?
To determine the quality of honey inexperienced eye is still problematic, so I suggest beekeepers should refer to the audited beekeepers or to take with you shopping knowledgeable person.