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Old 07-22-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Do I have to refrigerate honey after open??

I just open a botton of honey, and I don't know do I have to keep it in refrigerator. I think it's ok to keep it in just cool place. What do you think??

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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I do not refrigerate honey after opening...
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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Honey is the only food that I know of that does not go bad. It can actually be used as a wound dressing as it hampers bacterial growth.

It can crystalize but not go bad.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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Thank you Uncle Bob! I thhink so.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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I have a large jar of honey in my cabinet that I bought two years ago and it's still perfect. I saw an archiology TV show recently that had the scientists open a lamb skin shamy/wax sealed vial of honey that was 2,500 years old and it was still good (they tasted it on camera) and some scientists believe that honey aside from texture (crystalization) and minor change in flavor, it never goes bad.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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No, although unprocessed honey should be kept below 50 degrees, and ideally below 32, according to this data sheet from the National Honey Board: http://www.honey.com/downloads/shelf.pdf
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:35 PM   #7
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WoW..It's interesting that we can keep honey for a thoudsand year!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #8
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if your honey does crystalize heat it to melt the crystals and it will probably never crystalize again.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:32 PM   #9
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No, although unprocessed honey should be kept below 50 degrees, and ideally below 32, according to this data sheet from the National Honey Board: http://www.honey.com/downloads/shelf.pdf
I resigned my post with the National Honey Board as all my papers kept sticking to the desk.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
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I keep honey in my cabinet and it last a long time. But I have had it turn dark on me. I didn't know if it was still good or not! My moto is "When in doubt, throw it out"!
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