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solidified honey Answered

Is it normal for raw honey in a plastic bottle to solidify (candied)?
 What can I do about that? Is it easy to eat candied honey?


Put the jar in a pot of boiling water. NEVER BOIL HONEY! It ruins the enzymes that keep honey lasting forever, and the nutrients that make really good for you.

or stick it in the microwave for 10 second bursts till it's liquid again. honey is one of the only naturally self preserving foods on the planet (i think it's the only one, but i'm not sure enough to say that as fact). it cannot spoil, ever, they've found barrels of honey in egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and the honey is still perfectly edible.

yeah but you end up picking bits of Pharoah out of your teeth (or maybe just stones and dust) ;-)

Wow Crapfling. That is quite an awesome fact. Thanks.

When the sugar in the honey crystallises, it's "candied". Candied honey tastes and looks weird but it's not actually spoiled; bacteria can't live in un-diluted honey because it has too high a sugar/water ratio for them to live, so it's not likely to go bad anytime soon. If you melt the honey so it's not candied anymore, it'll be perfectly fine to eat again. Heating the honey will make it liquid again. The microwave is the easiest way to do it if it's in a glass bottle. Be very careful not to overheat it if it's in a plastic bottle, however: the boiling point of honey is higher than the melting point of plastic and you can easily melt the bottle if you microwave it too long.

Hi Baglieg. If I melt the honey, I'll transfer it to a glass bottle to be safer. Is it easy to eat candied honey? It seems good. Thanks.

It doesn't normally get hard like "rock" candy, it can be spread with a knife on bread, but not as easily as liquid honey.

My dumb. I don't know why that escaped my mind. Thanks TUA. I'll do that.