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 of. Honey is made of glucose and fructose. It’s a highly saturated solution of the two. Raw honey will also contain pollen and wax.
Honey has low water content. Due to the supersaturated nature of honey, it will reach a point where it can’t dissolve any more sugar. The pollen and wax in raw honey act as crystal seeds, and speed up this process.
Can You Decrystallize Honey?
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 soften up 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.
How to Stop Honey from Crystallizing
Most honey crystallize at temperatures between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius. At room temperatures, honey will crystallize normally. If you want to slow its crystallization, you can try refrigerating or freezing honey. The texture will be harder, but it will have a hard time crystallizing. Alternatively, you can store honey in a very warm place, but this may degrade honey's flavour and overall quality.
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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