Did You Know That Real Honey Crystallizes?
Raw honey and unfiltered honey, made by our most industrious little bees that extract pollen from various flowers and take it to their homes, often takes on a white, firm appearance, sometimes in a very short time! It may look hard and crisp. Or it’s completely solid. Don’t worry. It’s still fine, don’t worry, you can still eat it, you’re buying real honey, not honey-flavored fudge in a cute bottle.
Although the honey process is called crystallization and is completely natural. Let’s explain here why honey crystallizes.
Why Honey Will Be Crystallizes?
Natural honey is a nutrient-rich tonic with complex components, in which glucose and fructose account for 65%~80%. Why honey crystallizes is essentially the phenomenon and process of glucose precipitation and separation from honey. Because the glucose has the characteristics of easy to crystallization, natural ripe honey at 13 Celsius temperature is lower than the easiest to crystallization, simply speaking, crystal glucose will gradually separate, form you can see white crystalline.
In fact, although the packaging looks the same, the immature water honey, artificial processing of concentrated honey, false honey mixed with sugar, will not crystallize, easy to crystallize the honey is pure natural honey.
How to Liquify Crystallized Honey?
To return the honey to a liquid state, you can set the jar in warm to near-boiling water with the lid off. Carefully stir the honey to distribute the warmth and return the crystals to liquid honey. Be careful not to scorch, boil, or burn the honey, which will cause the honey to caramelize.
How To Eat The Crystallize Honey?
You can take advantage of its advantages. You can mix it into oatmeal, salads and sandwiches, or wherever you want a bit of honey sweetness. Use as before without crystallization.
You can still cook with crystallized honey as usual. It melts into your hot drink and blended into the baking tray, just like liquid honey. Rest assured, its taste is no different from the previous one.