How to do Purity Test of Honey at Home (DIY)

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How to test if Honey is pure or adulterated

Sweeten your wholesome lifestyle with this natural forest wooden bee honey by platterfresh from kerala. Collected from kerala villages near to forest areas, this pure raw honey is unpasteurized, unprocessed and unheated. It serves as a natural sweetener for food and beverages and can be an ideal substitute for sugar. The beehives include wall hives, log hives and wooden bee boxes that are kept in the villages near to forest.

Following methods could be helpful for you to identify purity of honey

1. water test

  1. Fill a glass with water.
  2. Add one tablespoon of honey into the glass.
  3. Adulterated or artificial honey will dissolve in water and you will see it around the glass.
  4. Pure honey on the other hand will settle right at the bottom of your glass.


2.Flame test

  • Take a dry matchstick
    Dip its tip right into the honey
    Strike the stick on the matchbox as if to light it
    If the honey is pure, the matchstick will light with ease
    The flame will also keep burning off the honey

However, if it is with impurities, it will not light because fake honey contains moisture as one of the impurities


Deepu Joseph
Deepu Joseph
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