Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Nutrition

Discrepancies in the Honey Market

What started as a normal stroll in the grocery store to buy a bottle of honey for myself lead me to get a peek into the apparent discrepancies in the honey market๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ‘€ which I couldn’t resist to put on my researcher hat ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ and did some digging around.

So, I was looking for an organic 100% pure honey (or the one closest to it). The thing that got me curious was to notice how different brands had mentioned the breakup of the nutritional value behind their honey bottles.

While all of them gave a breakup for per 100gms of honey,

๐Ÿ some stated carbohydrates and below that also gave the natural + added sugar components both

๐Ÿ others gave the carb component & then simply stated the total sugar below that (the value of which was the same as the value for carbs). They didn’t give a clear demarcation between natural sugar & added sugar component in that

๐Ÿ and a very popular “organic” brand (the one with orange cap) gave the breakup in such an ignorant manner that I almost had confused it for a bar code tag or something lol๐Ÿ˜œ To be honest, I’ve tried this honey once & seen how half of its shrinks into sugar if you just let it sit on the shelf for 3 months so…at your own risk (they too didn’t claim any added sugar by the way).

One honey brand mentioned the sugar component below the carbs and it was significantly smaller as compared to others (I’ve separately clicked it’s pic). This piqued my interest & I thought how come it says carbs 79.5g while sugar just 0.9g? when we know that all the carbs in honey gets converted into sugar. And I just thought (of course after a little pondering) that can it be possible that they actually mean ‘added sugar’ where they’ve said just ‘sugar’ instead of it?๐Ÿค” or not?

But for one thing, my little digging did raise some genuine questions about what info we as consumers are shared with about the products (yes, even on the nutritional value/ ingredients tags) and how much can we trust them.

Anyways, out of all the options, I could get my hands on, so far Dabur seems to be a natural choice for me so perhaps will go for it then. Which ๐Ÿฏdo you use by the way?

Ok, See ya!๐Ÿ’›

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