Thursday, November 10, 2011

Watch Your Honey!

Honey is to SCD as the sun is to swimming. It's possible to do without, but it would be so unpleasant. That's why when I was sent the link to this story showing 76% of all store bought honey is fake I was highly alarmed. We all depend on grocery stores, and when you read a label you expect it to be true. Sadly, one of the brands of honey I have recently been purchasing was on the below list of fake honey producers.
This is highly upsetting, as all SCD-ers spend so much time on buying quality foods as medications for their bodies. This story really should be a public service announcement- this is important to know, especially if you are on the specific carbohydrate diet. How do they know it's fake? The samples bought do not contain pollen- the very definition of honey:


Definition of HONEY:
1a : a sweet viscid material elaborated out of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees 

So what is the fake stuff made out of? " It is difficult to say for sure, as pollen is the key to verifying that honey is real. According to FSN, much of this imposter honey is more likely being secretly imported from China, and may even be contaminated with antibiotic drugs and other foreign materials." is what the article says from

Read these articles- they are alarming and informative and pass this along!


  1. Wow! I had no idea. That's crazy. Only buying local farm honey from now on. I'm assuming they have not corrupted their honey.

  2. I would hope so; I just bought two giant 6 pound jars of honey from a health food store that gets their honey from a local apiary and they were only $20 dollars each- I assume they are safe, not to mention way cheaper than getting honey from a grocer anyways! Thanks for your comment btw- I love your photography!