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How to choose honey safely?
You need to pay attention to the following tips if you want to purchase safe and edible honey.
First of all, do not casually try wild honey and native honey harvested by the so-called “beekeeper in remote mountains” and “natural beekeepers”, especially in summer. Tripterygium hypoglaucum, coriaria sinica, buddleia, tripterygium, eupatorium adenophorum, white rhododendron, datura, macleaya, and Chinese azalea, etc. are all known poisonous nectar source plants. Due to so many types, you will regret it if the honey you have bought is poisonous.
Secondly, some scholars have found that the bitterness of honey that causes poisoning can be tasted. Therefore, when you go to the apiary to buy honey by yourself, you must remember to taste it. If you taste bitter, spicy, astringent or other odors, it is likely to contain toxic alkaloids. Do not eat such honey raw, even if heated, it cannot be detoxified.
Finally, honey is a kind of acid and viscous liquid, which has a corrosive effect on metal and plastic barrels. In order to prevent honey from being contaminated, it should be stored in containers such as glass bottles and large ceramic containers; you should also pay attention to storing it in a sealed way to avoid water-absorbing fermentation and smell pollution, which is inedible. Containers for storing honey should be washed with running water, and then be dried before storing honey; keep it dry, ventilated, cool, and without direct sunlight during storage, and it can be stored at low temperature if possible.