How to store honey properly

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How to store honey properly

omita honey jar how to store honey properly to avoid crystallization

Honey tastes good and is a staple in many kitchens. It's always used as sweetener for foods and drinks. The great news about honey is that it hardly goes bad and it's very easy to store. Even if your honey begins to crystallize, there's a very simple way to restore it back to liquid.

Honey Storage

Honey is one of the easiest food to store. The best temperature to store honey is 5~10 (40~50°F), and the humidity would be less than 75%, but when you store honey in your house or kitchen, there is no need to make it so complicated to keep the temperature and moisture such precisely. Just put it in a cool location away from direct sunlight and in a tightly sealed container.

It's recommended that you use the original container the honey came in, though any glass jar, porcelain pot or food-safe plastic container will work. Avoid storing honey in metal because it can oxidize, make the color of honey darker and sometimes can ruin the taste. 

It is not necessary to put the honey in refrigerator. In fact, it's much easier to handle if you don't because the low temperature will cause the honey to solidify. This makes it hard to use when you need it and you will have to warm it up to get it back to a liquid state. Honey may also be frozen, although there's really no need. 

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