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  • How to choose native honey

    Fake or imitation honey is honey as a solution. Made without the aid of bees or used sugar as nectar. They generally have the same color with the original honey. Because it is difficult for the layman to distinguish between real and artificial honey. The company has received a license production will list product description so it can figure out whether it's genuine or synthetic honey. Honey from the synthesis of circulating honey melon, pumpkin, watermelon, and dates.

     

    Because honey has long produced a fake person. Glucose by mixing sugar, fruity, and dyes. Fake at laboratory will be indicated honey by chemical analysis. HMF content (5-hydroxy methyl furfural) with 3mg/100gram maximum, minimum 5  diastase enzyme activity and ratio of content of potassium (K) and sodium (Na) in the original honey around 4.0 while false honey from 005 to 0.1.

     

    Way through laboratory testing honey

     

    Testing levels of authenticity of honey is not easy, but the cost is also prohibitive. It takes a sophisticated tool to detect existing or absence of more sugar in the mix with honey. In the meantime, efficacy health benefits of honey to clear

    , making traders doing naughty mix cane sugar or Palm sugar. For most people, issued by the sweetness of honey and mix is difficult to distinguish. With the look and feel, honey will be able to tell the difference between genuine and fake honey. One of the most practical test is by using a pH meter, false Honey typically has a pH of 2, 4-3, 3 or above 5, whereas the original honey has a pH of 3, 4-4, 5. To find out more can be done in laboratory tests the content of honey. One of the testing laboratories where there is honey testing were in Bogor.

     

    Honey in Indonesia itself is divided into two, namely, cattle and forest honey  bee. The definition of livestock is honey honey taken from the nectar of flowers trees, such as rambutan, longan, durian and so on. When the trees are in bloom, the bee in lead away already in the boxes for tree plantation. The Aroma of honey is honey livestock characteristics according to the nectar of flowers tree infestations.

     

    Facts about forest honey

    Meanwhile, forest honey nectar flowers more varied because of different types of trees to suck. Forest honey is better known because of the nutrients more composed of minerals and vitamins. Types of wild honey bees better than honey bee farm. Honey is the best kind of this will not be frozen, even if placed in the freezer for months because the water levels below 20%

    Nevertheless, both livestock and Wild Honey honey has its disadvantages. When honey is harvested during the wet season will contain a lot of rain, whereas the nature of the rain water itself is acidic. In addition to causing more liquid, honey also oxidized the air becoming more acidic and will be fermented. As a result, the gas can penetrate the bottle cap. Ants don't want to approach it a sour taste is sweet-sour. When this type of honey is put into the freezer to be conveniently frozen, although including the original.

    Actually, there are several ways to determine the authenticity of honey scientifically. For example, with anlisis carbon, microscopic analysis, analysis of the polarity of hydroxymethylfurfural, light and last test of acidity. Of the five, four of the first way should use the tools fairly expensive and specialized expertise. So not everyone can do it. Meanwhile, test the acidity, the cost of the test is relatively easy and cheap. But it still requires intimate knowledge of honey. If not, it will still be difficult to distinguish where the original honey, mix honey, and artificial honey.

    The Fact That A Match Lit

    In developing the habit of testing the authenticity of honey, which shows light when burned with matchsticks, eggs can be cooked, not bleed;

     when spilled on on paper, and so on. The test is actually not one hundred percent true, still need to be verify through the laboratory.

     

    Honey in the test with water

     

    There are actually other ways could be the benchmark and performed by everyone, namely with water droplets on white porcelain plates. When the plate was shocked to the left and to the right, then before mixed with honey will form a hexagon or a beehive. The longer it takes a form of a Hexagon, which means the better the nutrients contained in honey or native honey . The faster the hexagon shape fades, it is clear that a mixture of honey, since nutrients are substantially reduced.

     

    Another way that can easily be done is the same as above, but the dishes that rocked back and forth. Just let sit in

     enough. The original honey which has a low moisture content will not make water on the plate to be murky. While that has been mixed with honey or artificial honey slowly will make the murky water.

     

    Honey and ants

    If ants could become the benchmark for determining the honey is genuine or not?. Basically, the nature of the ants like sweets, including srasa sweet honey. But honey is thicker (less moisture content) more difficult for ants to detect the location of the sweetness of honey is because molecules in honey intact, not to break. Instead, if the water level is high (above 20%) then the ants easier approaches.

     

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