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A Cupboard Full of Honey and Crystallisation


A Cupboard Full of Honey and Crystallisation

Katie Warwick

20 Mar 2020

One Sticky Mess

What a sticky mess this is! I hope everyone reading this blog stays well over the next few months. With all this time indoors self-isolating some of you may find yourselves raiding the kitchen cupboards. I did this at my mum’s house in London. She had A LOT of honey. We made a tower (pictured). Below I discuss why it’s great to have some kitchen cupboard honey and what to do if it has crystallised.

Honey Tower

Honey!

So why is it a great product to find in your cupboard? Here are three reasons:

  1. It doesn’t spoil. Edible honey was found in Egypt’s pyramids, dating back 3000 years. https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/honey-in-the-pyramids.aspx
  2. It has natural antibacterial properties. Say you’re stuck indoors and you cut your finger but you don’t have any plasters? Fret not! Honey can help in wound healing.
  3. It is a great ingredient to add to food and drink. From honey on toast to a nice hot toddy, it is perfect for these self-isolating times.

Follow this link for some recipe ideas and feel free to share your own! https://scottishbeecompany.co.uk/category/recipe/

Crystallisation – Has your honey crystallised?

If you find old honey in your cupboard it may have crystallised. This is not a problem. In fact crystallisation is a natural process and the honey is still completely edible. I love crystallised honey on toast but I understand that it’s not for everyone.

It’s very easy to de-crystallise your stores. Take the lid off the jar, pop it in a bowl of warm (not boiling) water and stir occasionally. Eventually it will reach a smooth consistency. Just be careful not to overheat as this will damage the natural nutrients.

Here’s a quick how-to video:

Stay safe!

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