Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not “honey.”
The FDA will soon add honey to the list of foods that are required to have stricter labeling.
Companies will have to label any honey that is not pure with “blend of sugar and honey” or “blend of honey and corn syrup”, depending on the ingredients.
That’s because even though sugar makes up the majority of honey, raw honey offers more vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties compared to sugary substitutes.
But until the regulations are finalized, ‘blended’ honey will still have the old labels.
So if you want the real thing, stick with organic or raw honey that has not been processed.