How to store and store honey correctly
The conservation of honey is simple and does not require many complications, but in what way can we store it better so that it lasts longer? Discover some useful tips that will help you.
The conservation of honey is truly simple. Just have it in its container and keep it at a normal room temperature, where there is no heat and where it is protected from the sun’s rays. But the truth is that to enjoy honey always at its best point it is best to know how we can keep it and store it according to the container where it is stored.
In fact, it is very common that, despite being faced with a very common natural food and consumed for thousands of years, we have doubts about its storage or conservation. The same happens with the expiration date of the honey, given that no matter how much we look for a date in the packaging of the latter, the reality is that we will not find it anywhere.
This is because, in reality, honey does not have a specific expiration date. It does not even have a date of preferential consumption since it is a natural food that never expires.
However, this does not mean that we are not faced with a food that we should preserve properly, being necessary to take into account some interesting aspects of storage at home. Although it is true, as we indicated at the beginning of this note, in reality, its conservation is very simple and not at all complicated.
Useful tips to keep honey at home
Honey is an indispensable food, so it is tremendously common to find it in the pantry or in the cupboard of many houses and homes. Not only because it is commonly used in many cooking recipes, but also because it is also used as a natural remedy for many disorders and health problems.
However, although its conservation is really simple, it is very appropriate to take into account the following basic elements. Take note:
Better in glass containers. The most common is to buy honey directly packed in glass containers. But it is also possible to find it in plastic containers, for example in those of easy application. The truth is that it is always best to opt for honey packaged in glass jars, as this offers many advantages: it is much better preserved, it does not rust, it lasts longer and also better supports changes in temperature.
Dry and temperate place, always at room temperature. The ideal temperature to conserve honey properly is between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. Therefore, it is very useful to store it in a cupboard with a suitable temperature, away from the sun’s rays.
Move it away from heat sources. Honey that is heated tends not only to lose its flavor, but also to acquire a dark appearance. Therefore, it is best to always try to store it in a cupboard or pantry away from heat sources.
On the other hand, we must bear in mind that if the honey crystallizes it is absolutely normal. It is a normal process that happens before or after, but that ends up happening. In addition, this process helps the honey to stay better and last longer.
It is produced by the high sugar content of honey, mainly glucose, which creates a supersaturated state that causes it to become pasty, instead of liquid.
If we want the honey to return to its liquid state, it is enough to put the glass container with crystallized honey in a water bath, and wait for a few minutes until it becomes liquid.