1.Can metal spoons be used to scoop honey?
It’s commonly believed that honey which is acidic in nature will corrode the metal spoon, however corrosion of metal is less likely to happen as the action of scooping honey only takes a few seconds. Nevertheless, it’s not recommended to store a metal spoon within your honey for a long time.
2.Why the honey I bought crystallize? Is crystallized honey still edible?
Crystallization of honey is normal, as honey is made from more than 70% natural sugar (primarily glucose and fructose) and less than 20% water. High sugar content tends to separate from the water, forming the crystallized appearance. Other factors that can cause crystallization of honey include higher percentage of glucose (than fructose) in honey composition, low storage temperature and higher amount of pollen in honey (usually seen in raw honey).
Thus, crystallize honey is still edible.
3.Is it true that honey never spoils?
Under proper storage condition (Cool, dry place, in properly sealed container), honey has almost eternal shelf life. It’s long shelf life is attributed to the naturally acidic nature and low moisture content, making it inappropriate for bacteria growth. However, best before date or expiry date is printed on packaging due to commercial requirement.
4. Can diabetics take honey?
Honey contains more than 70% sugar, excessive consumption of honey would still result in blood sugar spike. But honey does make a better alternative than table sugar as it’s lower in GI and rich in other valuable nutrients. So, diabetics can still take honey, but it’s recommended not to take more than 1 tablespoon a day.
5. What are the health benefits of taking honey?
Honey, particularly the raw honey possesses multiple health benefits. It’s a good source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, giving its antibacterial, antifungal, immune boosting and anti-cancer benefits. Honey is also a common remedy used to soothe sore throat and relieve digestive issues like diarrhea and stomach ulcer.
Here in Simply Natural, you may find our Fresh Raw Honey and Wild Harvest Black Gold Honey, both of which are only lightly filtered, not heat treated and totally unprocessed to retain the optimum level of nutritional value, antioxidants and enzyme.
And the best news of all, now you get to enjoy 10% discount for our honey for online purchase until 31st March 2020! Grab’em here!
Info adapted from:
- Sioux Honey- 12 Honey Myths vs Facts (https://siouxhoney.com/12-honey-myths-vs-facts/)
- Sioux Honey- 3 Simple Steps to Decrystallize Honey (https://siouxhoney.com/3-simple-steps-to-decrystallize-honey/)
- Healthline- The top 6 Raw Honey Benefits (https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/top-raw-honey-benefits)