The next time you decide to pour some honey into your tea to soothe a sore throat you better research where you bought your honey because apparently most stores sell fake honey!! Where is Winnie the Pooh when we need him? Argh!
Yeah, so there is a relatively normal process involved with making our yummy, sticky honey and that requires (read after you’ve finished eating!) removing any bee body parts or debris that found it’s way into the honey. We get that, and we welcome that – honestly – we don’t want to eat bee parts.
However, we’d like to have the pollen in there so that the origin of the honey we buy can be found, which means it may be coming in from places like China where the food hasn’t been properly inspected and may be in violation of federal law. I may end up looking at my bear-shaped honey bottle differently these days. Sigh!
Instead of the standard bee leg removing process for filtering they use ultra-high filtration, a ultra-high pressure to extract, and this process goes through high temperatures that leave the honey without its pollen.
So unless you get your honey from a local beekeeper or farmer, here is today’s honey-do list – check out the link below to see what stores carry fake honey and where you can find the goods along with some info on what the FDA is or isn’t doing about our beloved honey situation.