NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that has been practised for thousands of years and has been becoming a worldwide choice due to its natural, holistic healing properties which treats the root cause of a disease instead of just the symptoms. One of the vital component of Ayurvedic medicines, honey, is mixed with a variety of herbs and spices and made into compound for management of various ailments.
With the health benefits of honey becoming more popular each day, there are several kinds and brands of honey in the market which are labelled as the purest but many of these may be having harmful Antibiotics above the permissible limits & may also be adulterated with sugar.
Today, honey is the focus of modern scientific research by the medical community, but as a consumer there are some indicators one should look for at the time of buying honey from the market.
Thickness Test: – It is scientifically proven that pure honey is high on viscosity and very sticky in consistency.
Water Test: – Pour a spoon of honey in water. If it settles down at the bottom, it is pure. If it dissolves immediately, it has excess moisture @ is not good quality.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI):- FSSAI is a statutory body for laying down science based standards for articles of food. A license from FSSAI is a prerequisite. FSSAI defines the regulations for quality of honey.
Crystallization Test: Pure honey takes longer to crystallize, typically in more