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Honey a Great Food for Long Term Storage

The other day I saw an article by someone who was storing large amounts of peanut butter, jam and honey.  From the sound of the article they were buying all of it at their local grocery store. Now honey is a great item to have in your storage.  It is high in calories, good for you and if correctly stored will last almost forever.  In its unrefined state, it contains its natural vitamins, minerals, beneficial enzymes, and potent phytonutrients (nutrients naturally found in plants).

There are only a couple of things you need to know to store it for many years. …

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Some Simple Rules for Using Honey in Cooking

Honey if correctly stored will last indefinitely, with age it may crystallize, but that is not a problem.  Having been raised overseas I never saw liquid honey until I came to this country.  You got it from the store in a crystallized form.  You ate it that way spread on bread.  However, if your honey does crystallize, you merely have to heat it and it will liquefy.  Set the bottle in a pan of hot water.  Do not bring it to a boil.

Store honey in closed tight fitting containers.  Uncovered honey will pickup unwanted odors and moisture.  Do not store honey for long term (several years) in metal cans. …

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Don’t Store Honey in Metal Cans

The other day we found a very old can of honey in my storage. Somehow, it had gotten pushed into a corner. Anyway, it was a metal can, now metal cans have a bad effect on honey if it is stored for long periods.  The honey turns black and the taste charges, it becomes much stronger.  If it gets too strong, you will not be able to eat it.

Upon opening this can, we found the honey to be crystallized and starting to turn black.  When I bought this honey, it was a mild tasting clover honey.  Now it tastes like a strong molasses. …

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Storing honey

Honey is something that belongs in everyone’s storage.  In its unrefined state, it contains  natural vitamins, minerals, beneficial enzymes, and potent phytonutrients (nutrients naturally found in plants).  It stores indefinitely if properly packed.  Do not store honey in metal cans, the honey will turn black and develop a metallic taste over time.  I was at someone’s home a few days ago when they had to throw a five-gallon can of honey out.  It had been stored honeyin a metal can for over twenty years.  The taste was so bad you could not eat it.  Store your honey in glass or plastic and it will last indefinitely.…

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