Monday, September 08, 2008

Is This Honey Natural?

"Корзиночки" наполнены - мёд будет!
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I like honey and normally eat it often and with great pleasure. But I like natural honey. When I lived in the Soviet Union, I did not had a problem to control the honey. First I bought it in "special" places where I knew that the honey has to be good. Second we had a chemical pencil. They said if the honey has not natural additions the pencil becomes like ink. I don't know if it is true but we controlled it so.

When I came in italy I began to buy honey in the supermarkets. First honey I bought was incredibly beautiful and trasparent all the year round. Than I read that it has these qualities because it had special treatments. So, it's not natural.

Well, it is really difficult to understand if the honey is natural. But there are some tricks to understand if it is so. Normally the honeys become "solid" in November or December, and natural honey has parcels inside. So if you buy these honey be sure it's natural.

Only some honeys remain liquid till spring. Acacia, chestnut honey.

Put a spoon of honey in the cold water and stir it. Than ad some alcohol. This liquid has to remain transparent. Or sprinkle starch on the tear of honey. It remains invariable if the honey is good.

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