Store bought honey makes shocking headlines; looks like honey smells like honey but in fact it ain’t honey at all! Just got word of this shocking information from my wonderful friend and bee keeper extraordinaire. A comprehensive investigation conducted by Food Safety News(FSN) has found that the vast majority of so-called honey more than 75% of products sold at conventional grocery stores, big box stores, drug stores, and restaurants do not contain any pollen, which means they are not real honey.
So what is all this phony honey made of? It is difficult to say for sure, as pollen is the key to verifying that honey is real. According to FSN, much of this imposter honey is more likely being secretly imported from China, and may even be contaminated with antibiotic drugs and other foreign materials.
According to FSN, the lack of pollen in most conventional “honey” products is due to these products having been ultra-filtered. This means that they have been intensely heated, forced through extremely tiny filters, and potentially even watered down or adulterated in some way prior to hitting store shelves.
The good news is that all of the honey products FSN tested from farmers markets, food cooperatives, and “natural” stores were found to contain pollen and a full array of antioxidants and other nutrients. Local beekeepers are another great source of obtaining raw, unprocessed, real honey.
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