Honey has a dirty little secret: Your honey has been spiked and can be tainted with lead and antibiotics. Spiking honey is a common practice in the US. It means that corn syrup or other sweeteners have been added to honey to make it more affordable. In fact more than 75% of all honey sold in America isn’t exactly what the bees produce.
According to testing done for Food Safety News, honey sold in most conventional grocery stores contained no pollen. Especially when it comes to stores like Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS, the failure rate was as high as 100%!
Whereas all honey bought at farmers’ markets and natural grocers like Trader Joe’s contained their full pollen content. So, where you buy your honey makes a huge difference.
Food Safety news has put a list of Honey Brands contaning no Pollen
Most Honey sold in USA is imported from China
Ultra-filtration is a process that has two purposes: it gives honey a longer shelf-life and also hides the country of origin. Why? Because most likely your honey comes from China that has been mixed with high-fructose corn syrup and sweeteners, and tainted with pesticides, lead and antibiotics.
Buy raw organic Honey from your local farmers
Raw pure honey possesses a strong natural antibiotic property due to special enzymes that the bees produce. In fact, it’s one of the best natural antibiotics knows to science.