‘Toxic honey’

How is manuka honey tested? Can we trust those tests?

tests done to check is manuka honey is real and not toxic

What are the tests needed to confirm the authenticity and quality of manuka honey? There are 9 tests that are done today to confirm the authenticity and quality of manuka honey: Content of leptosperin; Concentrations of DHA; Concentration of MGO; Concentration of  HMF; Forecast of MG, NPA + HMF; Color & Conductivity; Minerals, Trace elements & heavy metals; Content of tutin; C4 sugars. All these are done by specialized laboratories and producers should all take these tests to ensure the safety and quality of… Read More

The celebration of manuka honey. Is MGO700 better than MGO300? Is manuka honey toxic?

MANUKA HONEY CAN BE TOXIC BECAUSE OF ITS TUTIN CONTENT

Manuka honey is the most wanted honey these days. Is it that good? What MGO is better? How about the cases of poisoning with manuka honey? This article talks about all of these. Is manuka honey really that good or only marketing for another money-bringing industry? Is people buying less manuka honey? Not by far! New Zealand’s honey exports have grown from $NZ81 million in 2008–09 to $NZ187 million in 2013–14. So why the need for a sumptuous celebration? Because… Read More

Mad honey – Are you high?

mad honey takes you high!

No, I’m not kidding. There is a type of honey called ‘mad honey”, and yes, it can get you high! I mean, where do all the drugs originate from? Herbs! What is honey made of? Pollen of the herbs! So, if the bees arrive in an area of some psychedelic plants, the honey will have the plants’ “qualities”. The story of “mad honey” starts in Turkey. It is a dark, reddish honey, known as deli bal in Turkey.  It contains an ingredient from… Read More