Honey Laundering/Circumvention: Honey has become a staple food in the West. Due to heavy demand, they started importing honey and as with any other case, China started polluting the American honey market with sub-standard honey. In 2001, the US government increased duties to 221% for honey imports from China, to curb this. Unfortunately, a lot of this Chinese honey is coming into India now. Most of the popular brands mix Indian honey with Chinese imported honey to bring down their selling price. Contrary to other products where branded means more expensive, you can get branded honey in India a lot cheaper than pure natural honey.
The flame test
)Pure honey would have dark brown color and slightly transparent.
2)When allowed to settle(in a glass bottle) there would be denser part in the base side and lighter part above it, which you can clearly see.
3)If you put one drop pure honey in water it will fall through the water without disperse until reach the bottom.
4)It won’t form crystals in ordinary room temperature.
5)When it boils it produces little bit of foam
6)Ants never came for honey, neither they touch honey . But flies may be attracted towards the honey.
7)You cannot drink too much of pure honey.
8)Pure honey never creates cold.
9)If pure honey is taken in too much quantity , it may kill the person