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    Honey, raw it must be ! or nothing it will be worth

    Have your source of Honey in Thailand out of Macro or Tesco ? Here in Phils we drive up the mountains to get the real stuff.

    Writing this as i just purchased 2 jars in Europe with many natural and other fake mention. Made of corn syrup, tastes like corn syrup.

    I love my hot lemon honey water in the morning, but what can i do with this corn syrup...

    Damn society of marketers and profit driven only.

    Honey is the only product that can be kept for a thousand years or so !

    Most shop sold honey is pasteurized and filtered to clear the pollen so Chinese or Indian origin cannot be traced. Then they add antibiotics and other man made medication to replace the so many natural benefits of this heavenly product...

    Four ways to spot artificial honey

    The Thumb Test — Put a drop of the honey on your thumb. If it spreads around right away or spills, it’s not pure. If it stays intact, it’s pure.

    The Water Test — Fill a glass of water and add one tablespoon of “honey” into the water. Pure honey will lump and settle at the bottom of the glass. Adulterated and artificial honey will start dissolving in water.

    The Shelf Life Test — Pure honey will crystallize over time. Imitation honey will remain looking like syrup, no matter how long it is stored.

    Light a Fire — Dip the tip of a matchstick in “honey”, and then strike it to light. Natural honey will light the match easily and the flame will burn off the honey. Fake honey will not light because of the moisture it contains.

    There Are Shocking Differences Between Raw Honey and the Processed Golden Honey Found in Grocery Retailers
    Monday,Tuesday, then it goes WTF !

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    Real unadulterated honey, hard to find, even in Thailand as most of it's got water added.

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    Idea of the post came as my daughter told me that raw honey is dangerous, contains whatever poison and must be pasteurized to be safely consumed...

    And the 2 jars i just purchased in Europe

    Damn misleading internet and unscrupulous labelling...

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    Friend just brought me five jars down from Baguio. Kids are eyeballing them already - won't last long!

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    The breakfast cereal " Golden Puffs " says on the box, puffed wheat coated with sugar and honey.
    How pure is this honey

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    Idea of the post came as my daughter told me that raw honey is dangerous, contains whatever poison and must be pasteurized to be safely consumed...
    I heard of this only recently, despite having kept bees years ago. I don't think there's too much cause for concern though.

    Honey could be making us sick due to contamination with liver-harming toxins, study suggests - ScienceAlert

    Australian honey contamination report dismissed as 'exaggeration'

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    Had my suspicions. i've been using half a tea spoon in tea rather than the white/brown sugar.
    Like my coffee without milk or sugar/honey.
    When i came back here after many moons i inquired about the label on the honey jar and if i was buying pure honey. Nobody could give me a straight answer.

    So ta forreachingme.

    Actually have the crap in my tea now. Which will be the last.

    Yes it says PURE HONEY on the jar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    When i came back here after many moons i inquired about the label on the honey jar and if i was buying pure honey. Nobody could give me a straight answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Real unadulterated honey, hard to find, even in Thailand as most of it's got water added.
    Not sure if it good for the Honey, but my wife was given some from Laos. She put it in the freezer. If it doesn't freeze ie. a lava lamp-like bubble still moves inside it. It is real.

    Bacterial Contamination – Due to the fact that honey is very low in water content and very high in sugar content, this makes it undesirable for microbial growth. However, in rare cases endospores of Clostridium botulinum (the bacteria that can cause botulism) have been found. This is normally never a problem for an adult digestive system, but the reason why honey should not be given to infants.

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    Just got given 3/4 litre of honey straight from somebody's hive. Not sure what to do with it as I don't eat much honey. I like honey and lemon when I have got a cold but I only get a cold once every 2 years. I think I might start the honey and lemon drink just for fun. Also I might put it in my winter porridge instead of sugar.

    It is straight form a hive and has bits in in it. One of the bits floating near the top actually looks like a bee sting.

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    I normally buy the Raw organic from lemon farm. Take my chances!

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    With all the monsanto crap, pesticides sprayed around crops and fields
    you have to wonder ;does any of it end up in the raw honey.
    No borders where this stuff is used.
    Just a thought.

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    ^There is that, but i like to think I am minimizing my expose to that shit.

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    Just got 100% pure real honey and got the trick from ancients how to easy spot the fake in the jar...
    Got 4 x 1 kg jars, hmm 2.5 gone already, the kilo was 6 Euro only (Romania)

    I have a couple of other jars i bought previously, labelled as 100% but do not pass my fake test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    I normally buy the Raw organic from lemon farm. Take my chances!

    I don't know anyone that purchases the store bought variety.

    Always collected wild when needed.

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    My neighbour has three hives so I get to taste the real thing. Will post pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Always collected wild when needed
    Me too.

    You hardly need to be a fukkin rocket surgeon to spot the shit







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    ^ Fake.

    Not a bee in sight and no way could they have wrote that sign themselves.

    Definitely human intervention there.

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    ^ that was deep in rural Surin

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    On Nut 44 market on a Friday afternoon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ that was deep in rural Surin

    Where..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    On Nut 44 market on a Friday afternoon.

    That is a honeycomb with no honey, only lava, don't tell me they eat that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    On Nut 44 market on a Friday afternoon.

    That is a honeycomb with no honey, only lava, don't tell me they eat that.

    It's a wasp's nest ffs....


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    It's a wasp's nest ffs....
    It's nothing but bees wax. I tried some.

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    Wasps have no wax glands so don't make wax honey comb as bees do. Wasps' nests are made of fibre.


    Bees are vegetarian and gather nectar to regurgitate as honey, as well as pollen as store food, while wasps are carnivores so don't, although some species do produce a little honey.

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    You'd burn your mouth if it was real lava...I'm assuming it hasn't sat for 50 years cooling...

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