Honey in Puerto Vallarta: There’s some good honey to be found in Puerto Vallarta. Vendors at the Farmer’s Markets have abundant supplies of the real stuff. We love it and couldn’t have our tea without it. However, it’s good to know that not all the honey you buy, both here in Puerto Vallarta and north of the border, is actually honey. Imagine fleecing people with diluted honey! It’s a way for some to make money from the unsuspecting but you can know the difference.
Honey is good for us; it’s chock full of vitamins such as ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin and riboflavin. Plus minerals like calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and manganese. These are things we need to stay healthy and fit.
If you see bees or honeycomb floating in your honey, it’s almost a sure sign it’s not pure. That’s just a way to fool you into thinking you are getting something very special when, in fact, you have been not-so-sweetly deceived. Fake honey, including that which you by in most supermarkets, is often a combination of honey, glucose solutions and often vast amounts of water. Honey doesn’t pour; it’s a sure way of checking. A spoonful of honey will stay right where it is when you turn it upside down. It may dribble but it will do so very slowly.
There are tests we can do to prove the legitimacy of honey here in Puerto Vallarta. Over time, all honey will crystallize. It’s a sure way of knowing that you have the real McCoy; refrigerating it will speed up this process but we don’t recommend it. An excellent way to find out what’s in your honey is to read the label! If it says glucose or high-fructose corn syrup, put it back on the grocery store shelf. These ingredients are added to extend the quantity and also to keep the honey from solidifying. Mix some honey into a cup of water; add a few drops of vinegar and if it foams up, you don’t have honey and there is gypsum in your supply. If you mix a tablespoon of water and honey, and the honey dissolves, that’s not pure honey either. Another test is to light it on fire. Because of its sugar content, real honey will burn. If you put a piece of bread in honey and it comes out wet, you will know the main ingredient is actually water. Bread dipped in honey will not be saturated.
We love honey for its antioxidant, antimicrobial, good taste and of course, the soothing effects. It’s great for a cough coating the throat and soothing the passages. Plus the enhancement of our tea!
There is also proof that eating local honey helps with allergies. A person ingesting local pollen gives their body a chance to build up immunity and become less sensitive to the pollen to which they are exposed.
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About Boardwalk Realty Vallarta:
Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:
“First of all, we really want to get to know you,” When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”
Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys. The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”
Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale. We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients. “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.
Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.