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ASLI ELİF TANUĞUR SAMANCI: NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF PROPOLIS SOLD ON THE MARKET IS FAKE

There’s a message to consumers from Turkey’s largest manufacturer of propolis!

90 percent of propolis sold on the market is fake…

Fake honey is hard to find out, now they add maltose…

Turkey’s largest propolis and bee products brand BEE’O has started a war to correct misconceptions within the scope of honey and bee products.

Speaking at Honey Talks organized by the Trusted Product Platform, BEE’O General Manager and Food Engineer Aslı Elif Tanuğur Samancı explained her entry into the bee products industry, the fraud in honey and bee products, the newly issued honey communiqué and the well-known mistakes.

Nearly 90 percent of propolis sold on the market is fake… 

Aslı Elif Tanuğur Samancı, who has been working on bee products for a long time, made the following important statements about propolis and bee products, which have attracted attention due to their strengthening of the immune system recently:

“Products such as propolis and royal jelly have no official communique yet. So 90 percent of these products are unfortunately fake. We are working to get the paper out, because standardization can be maintained only in this respect. We set out to produce local products. We want Chinese propolis not to be sold in our country. For this, we must encourage the local producer who does his job correctly.”

Propolis prevents the development of coronovirus…

Tanuğur also noted, “Along with the virus process, we examined the effect of propolis on viruses. According to the research results, viruses belonging to this species cannot reproduce in the environments where propolis is present; because propolis disrupts the cover structure of these viruses and prevents them from multiplying.”

Hard to discover the fake honey, they add maltoze by now…

While most questions about fake honey at the meeting, Aslı Elif Tanuğur Samancı underlined the following points:

“Unfortunately, it is not possible for the consumer to find out fake honey. Even the methods of analysis are inadequate in the face of counterfeiting and every day we encounter a new type of fraud. They used to add glucose, fructose but now they add maltose. That’s why we emphasize the importance of contract beekeeping again and again.”

Stating that the definition of raw honey entered the communiqué with the new amendment made in the Turkish Food Codex Honey Communiqué, BEE’O General Manager and Food Engineer Aslı Elif Tanuğur Samancı concluded, “Due to the appearance of crystallized and frozen raw honey, consumers think of that as fake and avoid buying. For this reason, companies have been applying honey pasteurization for years. With this heat treatment, honey acquires a more transparent and clear appearance. However, it loses its nutritional value significantly. Now, the producer will be able to put on the packaging that it is a raw honey so that the consumer can distinguish between the raw honey and heat-treated honey. ”

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