08 Nov '11, 5pm

honey

The little plastic squeeze bears of honey at the local grocery store or megamart sure look like honey. And it says, right there on the label, "honey." No asterisk, no disclaimers. But maybe there should be. A recent study by the Food Safety News concluded that the honey available in most neighborhood grocery stores, drugstores, and megamarts do not contain pollen. An essential part of honey, what makes honey, well, honey, is the fact that it includes the pollen collected by the bees that made the honey. According to most of the world's health agencies, honey minus the pollen is nothing more than nectar -- sweet liquid without many of the health benefits we've come to expect from honey . In addition, the lack of pollen makes it impossible to trace where the honey came from, and how safe and healthy those sources were, or not. So, where's the pollen? Many companies use super...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/grocery-store-honey-...

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