Facts about Honey
- Honey is the only food that includes all substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins.
- Honey should be stored at room temperature. The bees remove most of the water from honey before capping it so it doesn’t ferment like other foods. In fact, viable honey has been found in Egyptian tombs that are thousands of years old.
- All pure honey crystallizes. This does not mean that it’s spoiled and some people prefer the spread-ability of crystallized honey.
- To liquefy crystallized honey, heat a pan of water to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pan from heat and place honey container in water until liquefied. Do not refrigerate honey. This increases crystallization.
- The U.S. produces only about 30% of the honey consumed in this country.
Support local beekeepers by buying locally produced honey.
Only when you know your beekeeper do you know you’re getting pure, unadulterated honey.