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Old 04-08-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Check your honey (not your sweetheart)

Evidently there's some honey with corn syrup or sugar being added to it. I think mostly from other countries.

Just because it's sweet and sticky doesn't mean it's 'honey': FDA | Reuters

"To feed America's sweet tooth, much honey is imported, and U.S. producers are worried about cheap substitutes.
Pure honey is generally more expensive than those mixed with corn syrup and traditional sugar[...]"

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Old 04-08-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by cave76 View Post
... and U.S. producers are worried about cheap substitutes.

Of course they are.

"First you start with a pound of bologna..."
-My Grandmother on how to make ham salad.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
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We buy our honey from our Organic store and they buy it from 2 local producers of organic honey. We have gone to both producers and toured their facilities and feel quite comfortable buying their products.

But this was an interesting read.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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I buy our honey from friends who have backyard hives. One is a master gardener who sells his honey at the farmer's market downtown and another sells his at a salon - I think they use it for skin care as well as food I tried to get DH to add some to his morning English muffins for allergy treatment, but he's not into it. Oh well.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:10 PM   #5
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I've heard that if you use honey from local bees that you'll develop fewer allergies. I don't know if that's true but my pathology instructor said he did it and it works.

That would be better than out-sourced goods anyway.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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I buy organic honey too. I try to get local stuff. Even honey that is all "honey" isn't necessarily very nice. If they have been feeding the bees sugar, the honey won't be as good.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #7
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Ever since reading about this a while back, I've started buying quality local honey, unfiltered. This stuff has so much more character than most of the stuff in the stores. I like to put it on my biscuits and on my plain greek yogurt with walnuts.
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I started using unfiltered, organic as well. The stuff I get is so thick you need a knife to spread it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #9
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My partner buys 600 pounds of honey at a time from a fabulous source in PA. We were there a week ago.

So I buy their product in much smaller quantities.
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
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We used to get our honey from an organic farm up near Orillia. But, thanks to Monsanto, they have closed.
Huge Honey Bee Losses Across Canada Dash Hopes Of Upturn

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