3 Ways to Know Honey Is Pure

Sadly, not all honey is pure. Due to an increase in honey demand, it’s recently been exposed as one of the most faked foods in the world. The worst part? Some honeys have added corn syrup or rice syrup and are not tested to ensure they are free of pesticides.  It can be tricky knowing for sure that you’re buying the good, real stuff – 100% pure honey made by honey bees and unadulterated by humans. At Nate’s, we champion transparency in our testing and purity to set a better standard for the industry. Here are a few ways you can be certain your honey is pure and as close as possible to what comes directly from the hive. 

1. Natural crystallization occurs. 

Picture this: You reach for your favorite sweetener and discover that the honey has become solid. You might wonder: Did this expire? Is it still good to eat?   

Aficionados of pure honey know that this transformation – called crystallization – is proof the honey in the bottle is real honey and it’s still good to eat. If you find that your pure honey has formed natural little white crystals, which is very common during the cold winter months, don’t fret!  

Instead, spread on toast, add a spoonful to your tea or coffee, or simply give your Nate’s bottle a bath on the stove top to return it to a liquid state. Remember, never microwave it or put it in boiling water. Whichever form you like best, it’s all deliciously golden, pure honey. 

2. Honey color varies. 

At Nate’s, our job is to keep honey as it is: 100% pure, raw & unfiltered. While it’s our top priority to maintain the highest-quality honey from bottle to bottle, the color of pure honey and other physical attributes can vary from season to season like other foods that go from farm to table.  

Typical agricultural factors such as precipitation and temperature changes affect honey production. As such, the color of honey can change depending on the current floral and pollen blends. We work closely with our beekeepers to monitor these conditions and carefully blend different honey varietals to create the consistent honey color and flavor you love.  

3. Backed by a purity guarantee.  

We created our purity guarantee for a reason, so folks would know that honey purity is at the heart of what we do.  

Our strict testing standards ensure every bottle of honey is as simple and pure as it is straight from the hive. Our honey undergoes internal and third-party testing for additives such as corn syrup and rice syrup, as well as pesticides and antibiotics.  

This is our purity guarantee: to provide an unmatched level of care and precision that any honey bee would be proud of.  We’re committed to quality, and we’re proud to put Nate’s on your family’s table and ours. 

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