posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by getreadyalready
Maybe not flavored plastic, but it certainly isn't honey anymore. It is just a sucrose/glucose/fructose blend of sweeteners.
I suppose you have some... logical... reason for claiming this?
Does the filtering remove the antioxidant content? No.
Does the filtering remove enzymes? No.
Does the pasteurization remove enzymes? It is believed to disrupt a few - but certainly not all.
The recent Corn Industry commercials claim corn syrup is identical to sugar and perfectly safe, but they avoid the fact that industries use
"high-fructose" corn syrup, and it is not identical to sugar.
This is a technicality.
Your body, however, processes it in a practically identical manner.
We need a truth in labelling. When we distill wine it becomes schnapps or shine, it is different than it was originally. Many things change
when heated. I worked in a juice factory, and it is extremely difficult to make Lemonade stay Yellow after it is pasteurized. It is also extremely
difficult to maintain the fruity flavors. A single degree one way or another changes the composition of the juice.
And to be called Champagne, it has to be made in Champagne; Scotch isn't Scotch unless it comes from Scotland.
Nomenclature is a fickle thing.
Pasteurization, however, does not change what something is. You will have some compounds that are sensitive to temperature - but most are quite
robust. There is also the fact that many of the things pasteurization kills are done for the sake of preventing those compounds/enzymes/life-forms
from breaking down the food and changing it while it's on the shelf.
If the honey crystallizes by time you get around to using it - you have to heat it up, anyway.
So, I say, if it is filtered, pasteurized, and bottled in bulk, then it probably shouldn't be called honey.
So, what should I call my milk? I get "whole" milk - but that's been pasteurized and had the cream skimmed off. It's not what comes right out of
You'll have to call it something different from the 2% Milk and the Skim milk - as well as Half&Half (all of which will need new names, as they
can't be called milk).