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* Does Pure Honey Ever Go Bad? *

*Question:*  I have a bottle of pure liquid honey that’s starting to get
thick and sugary on the bottom. Does this mean it has gone bad and I need
to replace it? 

*Answer:* No — your honey should be fine, provided you’ve been storing
it properly.

From a safety standpoint, commercially produced pure honey has a
practically indefinite shelf life, says the National Honey Board. It’s
not unusual for honey to crystallize over time —  but that doesn’t
make it unsafe to use, adds the Honey Board.

That said, prolonged storage can potentially take a toll on the taste and
appearance of honey. Besides crystallizing, your honey may also start to
darken, change aroma and lose flavor after a couple of years. So it’s a
good idea to check your honey from time to time, to see if it’s still
satisfactory for your tastes.

As for honey that’s already crystallized, you can revive it by placing
the opened honey jar in warm water and stirring until the crystals
dissolve. Another option is to transfer the honey into a microwave-safe
container, with the lid off. Microwave on medium-high power, stirring every
30 seconds, until the crystals dissolve.

To help keep honey at its best, be sure to store it in a cool, dark area
and keep it tightly capped after each use.



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** Does Honey Go Bad? **

By Erin Huffstetler, About.com Guide

*Question: *Does Honey Go Bad?
*Answer: *

No, honey does not go bad. In fact, it's recognized as the only food that
doesn't spoil.

It will, however, crystallize (become thick and cloudy) over time. If this
happens, just remove the lid from the jar; place it in a pan of water; and
heat over low heat until the honey returns to its original consistency.

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