Skip to comments.That Honey You Just Bought Might Not Really Be Honey (76% of all supermarket Honey is fake)
Posted on 10/19/2012 5:01:39 PM PDT by Dallas59
First we find out that we're getting ripped off in the fish department. Now, a new study commissioned by Food Safety News shows that most of the honey on supermarket shelves isn't really honey.
More than 60 types of honey from several major supermarkets, drug stores, and shopping clubs--including Stop and Shop, Safeway, Wegman's,A&P, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Sam's Club, and Walmart--were tested by Vaughn Bryant, a professor at Texas A&M University. He found that most of them had all of the pollen filtered out. Without any pollen, it's impossible to figure out whether the honey came from a safe source, or whether it's even actual honey at all; much of the ultra-filtered honey may come from China, may be contaminated, or may be diluted with High Fructose Corn Syrup.
(Excerpt) Read more at shine.yahoo.com ...
I’ve got a bee keeper right down the road and his honey is the real deal.
I buy from a local beekeeper. He even has the Fall Wildflower, darker with a deeper flavor. My favorite.
Even Ray Liotta honey?
‘Real’ locally produced honey is $10 to $15 a qt.
Sure is good though...
Honey is best purchased from a local source.
that’s why I went to Whole Foods and got Manuka honey from New Zealand - 100% the real deal - nothing else smells or tastes like it.
I get mine at the farmers market. It’s local and real
Here is an article with more information:
The article states there is only one reason to remove the pollen and that is to hide the source. If we aren’t testing it anyway, why bother?
Is Honey Boo Boo real?
We have a honey wagon that comes around weekly.
So is this the Honey Boo Boo I have been hearing about as of late?
seriously? that’s cool!
where you living? Walton’s Mtn?
My honey was fake. Thankfully, we are divorced now.
Here’s a list of Comb Honey suppliers by state, city.
The title from Yahoo reads: “That Honey You Just Bought Might Not Really Be Honey”
So who added the false 76% statement?
The Yahoo news piece was the pimping of Food Safty News for a few honey producers and nothing more.
Me too and that’s where I’ll get it from here on out.
There is a store that opened near me that calls itself the Honey Shop. It is owned by some Middle Eastern guys. I stepped in and axed if they had Tupelo honey. They never heard of Van Morrison.
The “honey” you get at KFC for your biscuits contains less than 7% real honey.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.