Honey Storage Tips

While one of the greatest facts on honey storage is that it doesn’t spoil even with no preservatives and additives, liquid honey is susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its some of its aroma and flavor. Over time, liquid honey also tends to naturally crystallise and become lumpy over a period of time. This does not affect the taste and quality of the honey at all, although it changes its appearance. Hence, for commercial reasons, a certain a certain shelf life is often stated on the honey bottles in the shop.

I often read from honey storage tips that honey should be kept at room temperature and should not be stored in too cold nor too hot place. The problem here is it can be confusing because room temperature varies from country to country! For instance, where I live, room temperature sometimes could be as high as 35°C but I do not refrigerate any of my honey as as cold temperatures would speed up the process of granulation. Also,…

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