Well, according to these experts, the lack of pollen in most conventional “honey” products is due to these products having been ultra-filtered. This means that they have been intensely heated, forced through extremely tiny filters, and potentially even watered down or adulterated in some way prior to hitting store shelves. You should also know that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that any honey products that have been ultra-filtered are not actually honey. But the agency is not doing anything to stop it.
So, unfortunately, after hearing about US grocery stores being flooded with unidentified honey, they (Food Safety News) began an investigation. This is the main reason why they purchased 60 different containers of honey from 10 different states, buying from a wide range of supermarkets. They then sent the honey samples to premier melissopalynologist and professor at Texas A&M University, Vaughn Bryant.
Yes, you’ll be shocked when we tell you that ultra-filtered honey is nothing more than a health-destroying processed sugar in the same vein as white table sugar or high fructose corn syrup. You should also know that when honey is pasteurized it is heated to such high temperatures that it kills a majority of the beneficial nutrients.
Honey that is sparkling clear and free from wax and other debris has usually been processed with excessive heat, which may have destroyed many of honey’s good enzymes and vitamins. Yes, and as we said – processed honey is not honey at all.