If you are investing in a high-quality sweetener like a […]
If you are investing in a high-quality sweetener like all-natural raw honey, it seems a wise idea to spend a little time protecting your investment. Read on to find the right temperature, container, and place to store delicious raw honey...
It is important to store honey in PET Honey Bottles : it is important because it helps to protect the moisture of honey. If you let the water evaporate and thus extract water from the honey, it will crystallize faster. If water is allowed to enter the honey, fermentation may occur. If the water content of honey is less than 17.1%, honey will not ferment. For long-term storage of your honey, please make sure to seal it in an airtight container.
For best shelf stability when stored in glass jars. Some plastic containers can still cause honey to lose moisture or can seep chemicals into the honey. For the best storage in plastic, please use HDPE plastic. Stainless steel containers are also approved for long-term bulk storage. Avoid using all non-stainless metals as corrosion will contaminate your honey.
Honey should not be stored at temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (F). The damage to honey is cumulative, so it is important to prevent honey from getting hot, especially if it is used for a long time. The damage is related to taste and other health benefits.
It is important to prevent honey from heating fluctuations because drastic changes can have a huge impact on the quality of honey.
According to the regulations of the National Honey Board, the optimal temperature for honey storage is below 50°F (10°C). The ideal temperature is below 32°F (0°C). Do not store honey near heat sources.
Some people store honey in the refrigerator, while others store it in the cellar. As long as your honey is stored in an airtight container and in a cool and dry place, your honey will reach the longest shelf life.
It should be noted that these guidelines apply to the long-term storage of honey.
It is perfectly fine to store honey containers used at room temperature on a cabinet or table. As long as you restrict the ability of water to enter the container, and the honey is not stored in a humid environment, as long as you need to consume honey, your honey should be good.
For immediate use, please follow these guidelines:
Make sure that no debris and foreign matter remain in the honey. These foreign bodies can breed bacteria and mold, and they cannot grow without their presence.
Make sure that the lid is tightly closed so that no water can enter the container.
If possible, store it in a clean glass jar to reduce the possibility of contamination by chemicals present in plastics and metals.
Never microwave. Microwave ovens can damage honey. Soften the honey in a water bath at the lowest temperature on the stove or in the oven, no more than 10 minutes each time.