Stor­ing Your Honey

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Store honey at room tem­per­a­ture – your kitchen counter or pantry shelf is ideal. If you keep it in the fridge it will be­come too thick and it is then likely to crys­tal­lize. How­ever, even at room tem­per­a­ture the honey can crys­tal­lize over time. It has a ten­dency to ab­sorb mois­ture, which con­trib­utes to crys­tal­liza­tion. Al­ways close the lid tightly. (Crys­tal­liza­tion is the nat­u­ral process of glu­cose sugar mol­e­cules align­ing into or­derly ar­range­ments known as crys­tals. It is not an in­di­ca­tor of spoilage, im­pu­rity, age or qual­ity.) If your honey crys­tal­lizes and if you don’t like its rather gritty mouth feel, sim­ply place the honey jar in warm wa­ter and stir un­til the crys­tals dis­solve. Al­ter­nately, place the honey con­tainer into near boil­ing wa­ter that has been re­moved from the heat. Here are the steps:

1. Bring a pan of wa­ter to a boil.

2. Turn off the heat.

3. Place the honey con­tainer in the wa­ter with cap open.

4. Leave un­til both have cooled.

5. Re­peat as needed.

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