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IN Health & Fitness ON 03 Apr, 2016
People around the world are heading through the course of healthy living. There's nothing bad about that. How will you blame the people who wants to ensure that their food is safe and nutritious? Besides, we can never really tell all the time which is which, especially when you have them shuffled before your eyes.
We've learned through the years that synthetic food can bridge us into food security, or having full tummies. But then, these are found to deceive our senses, and focuses on degrading our biological processes or whatsoever. Don't get me wrong, these are not 100% hasty generalizations. But more often than not. Factory made products have compounds or chemicals not good for the health--extenders, colorants, dessicants, name it.
Now, we have some news for you. You can somehow subside the fear and frustration of being deceived. Did you know that honeys have fake counterparts too? If not, take these words and have them in a test.
Real and natural honey came from honey combs produced by bees. While these essentially came from plants' nectar, and serve as bees' food for winter, it has been discovered to have healthy properties beneficial for humans.
Fake honey is industrially synthesized, prepared and manufactured for wider consumption. There are some non-honey properties that serves as thickening, sweetening and darkening agents.
Apart from non-healthy sugars, sweet syrup (like corn syrup), molasses and flour, artificial honeys are incorporated with sands and sawdust. It is just frustrating that even these products are subjected to evil business and deception.
Here are some tests applicable. Do not worry, these are not as hard and costly as you may expect.
Set a few milliliters of honey, apply 2-3 droplets of vinegar essence on it, then mix well. If the solution becomes foamy, honey is artificially made. Why? Sugars and other compounds other than honey can react to the acidic component of vinegar, making the whole thing foamy.
Thumb test is perhaps the easiest way to distinguish the real from the fake. Put a little drop of honey on your thumb mark area, then observe. Do you see the liquid spread out or fall somewhere? That's fake!
Prepare a tablespoon of honey, and then pour in into the glass of water. Pure honey will settle right through the bottom; otherwise, it's unreal.
For this kind of test, you'll need matchsticks and some source of flame triggers. With this matchstick test, you only have to dip the phosphorus end of the stick into the honey, then situate such in the fire. If it flames, it means that honey is real. That is fake otherwise. Why? Because honey has a flammable compound. There's some beeswax, remember? Now, spread the news.