Is honey and invert sugar?

…asks reader Ed. The answer is that while some people commonly refer to honey as an invert sugar, it’s more accurate to say that honey contains invert sugar. Though it looks like a homogenous liquid, honey is really a hodgepodge of all sorts of stuff: sugars (some invert, some not), proteins, bits of wax, pollens of all sorts, the list goes on. That only makes sense. Bees forage so widely, they harvest nectar from all sorts of sources, and that introduces quite a bit of random…stuff…into honey.

2 thoughts on “Is honey and invert sugar?”

  1. Unless, of course, you are getting imported honey from places like China, where they filter all of the good bits out of the honey, so you’re just left with the sugars!

    I think I recall reading something that said that filtered honey shouldn’t even be classified as honey!


    1. Hey Chris!

      There was a rumor to that effect a couple of years ago, I remember it vividly. I think I’ll write something about this on the blog today because you’re not the only one to mention it!

      Thanks for jogging the ol’ memory…I was having a sluggish morning! (As usual).

      – Joe

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