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Old 04-10-2014, 09:26 PM   #21
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I'm always suspicious of pasteurized honey. If it's pure honey, there is no good reason to pasteurize it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:50 PM   #22
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I'm always suspicious of pasteurized honey. If it's pure honey, there is no good reason to pasteurize it.
I assume that they heat it and filter it to keep it from crystallizing, since many people don't want thick crystallized honey. If it's thick and it crystallizes, to me that's a good sign.
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I'm always suspicious of pasteurized honey. If it's pure honey, there is no good reason to pasteurize it.
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Could this be it?
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Could this be it?
Andy, I wondered about that too.

"Some people believe that if the honey is pasteurized it will be safe to give to infants. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pasteurization does nothing to botulism spores. Nothing."

From Does pasteurization of honey kill Clostridium botulinum? | Honey Bee Suite

And, "The nonproteolytic B, E and F strains can grow at refrigerated temperatures, but produce spores of very low heat resistance. These types cause problems primarily in pasteurized or unheated foods..."

From WHO | Botulism
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