How To Check If You Bought Fake Olive Oil and Honey

We live in truly troubling times. Besides having to be overly careful about fake beauty products, perfumes or clothes, now it is the time to watch out and check the quality and originality of products as well. Due to high production costs as well as high demand, many companies are trying to sell fake products claiming them to be original and healthy!

Such is the case of olive oil. Olive oil gathered a lot of popularity during the past years and companies have come to the conclusion that it’s not a big deal to fake it and fool the customers.

Olive oil is easily replaced with cheaper oil such as palm, soya or even simple oil.

To check if the olive oil you have purchased is the real deal simply pour a bit in a glass and put it in the fridge. Real olive oil will leave a sediment that is easily noticed in the glass.

Such is the case with honey as well. Artificial honey is often under the label of real honey. Fact is that real honey has lots of health benefits while the artificial one, does not even taste the same.

You can check for honey’s authenticity with the help of two easy tricks.

The first trick consists in putting a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water. Real honey does not dissolve in the water immediately. Instead it moves to the bottom of the glass. But if the honey you are looking to buy is fake, it will dissolve as soon as it comes in contact with the water.

Another test is dipping a match in honey and then setting it on fire. If both the match and the honey burn, it is a good sign, meaning the honey is original. Fake honey does not burn, keeping the match from burning as well.

Enjoy healthy and tasty products and don’t forget to check labels and ingredients constantly!