Who Says Cactus Honey Powder is Honey?

I never knew what cactus honey powder is until a few people started asking about its benefits. A search on this white icing sugar-looking powder in the World Wide Web reveals it all.

Many seem to think that it’s a honey varietal from the flowers of cactus that’s been processed into powder form for the convenience of use — just scoop and mix it into your coffee and tea like you would use sugar or creamer. This honey powder is not sold here in Singapore, but many suppliers of honey products in the World Wide Web seem to be carrying this product. Claimed to be all natural, this honey powder is marketed as all natural, healthy to eat, and an excellent sugar replacement suitable for the diabetic. And it’s positioned as a brilliant ingredient for baking or drizzled on cereals, pancakes and waffles. However, I had all these questions in my mind: How can it be a product from the bees when even the lightest-coloured honey cannot be colourless or white? And even if it is really honey, what’s…

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