Re: price of honey vs. sugar
There is and it is used. The sugar molecules from plants like corn and sugar cane are different in structure than from nectar producing flowers. I don't think it can show beet sugar but not sure. Adulterated honey was a big problem before the test was developed. Now if you adulterate and the packer tests you can be liable for not only what you sold but what you damaged when they blended.
Originally Posted by Riverdog
This assumes the packer is diligent. FDA supposedly tests on a random basis but I don't know how often or if that is true. But if a packer is found to be selling adulterated honey they can be forced to recall a large amount (which is what motivates them to test their producers honey).
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