Are you struggling with crystallized honey? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. It simply means that your honey is unprocessed. Crystalizing is more common in raw honey. Here’s everything you need to know!
Why Does Honey Crystallize
Honey, especially raw honey, crystallizes because of what it’s made from. Honey is made from glucose and fructose. It’s a highly saturated solution of the two. Raw honey will also contain pollen and nectar.
Due to the supersaturated nature of honey, it will reach a point where it can’t dissolve any more sugar. The pollen and nectar in raw honey speed up this process.
Honey also has a low water content, which further speeds up the process.
Can Crystallized Honey Be Fixed
Fixing crystalized honey is easy.
All you need to do is increase its solubility. The easiest way to do this is by heating it. You should never boil raw honey because that will not only remove some of its benefits, but it will also burn honey.
Instead, you should place your honey in a heat-safe container and submerge it in warm water and stir until soft.
This will liquefy your honey. Repeating this process too many times ruins the flavour of your honey, so we recommend only liquefying the honey you need.
Is It Safe To Eat Crystallized Honey
Crystallized honey is completely safe to eat. You may be surprised to learn that some people even prefer crystallized honey. They like the texture that the crystals provide, and crystallized honey is easier to spread.
If you’re one of those people, then you can enjoy your crystalized honey worry-free.
How To Prevent Honey Crystallization
If you’re wondering how to stop honey from crystallizing, it’s easy. All you have to do is store your honey in a warm place. The best place to store honey is in a warm, dark location away from direct sunlight. Honey thrives at room temperature, so if you don’t want your honey to crystallize, you shouldn't refrigerate it.
While these steps will slow the crystallization process, all honey eventually crystallizes, so the only way to completely avoid crystallized honey is by using it within months of buying it.
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