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The colour of honey varies nat­u­rally, rang­ing from light yel­low to am­ber, dark am­ber and black in ex­treme cases and some­times even green or red hues. Honey usu­ally dark­ens with age. Ex­po­sure to heat and stor­age time may af­fect honey’s colour. The colour of honey can be graded on a con­tin­u­ous scale called the Pfund scale. A Pfund colour grader is a stan­dard am­ber-coloured glass wedge that goes from light to dark and pro­vides con­tin­u­ous read­ings over the en­tire colour range of honey. The honey is placed in a wedge-shaped con­tainer and com­pared to the scale, and the place where the colour matches is mea­sured from one end of the wedge. As per In­dian Stan­dard and Ag­mark re­quire­ments, the colour of honey may vary from light to dark brown.

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