Honey Technical Information  Category

Honey FAQ: Storing Honey Monday, January 19th, 2015

 

One of the most frequent questions we get is about the storage of honey.

Most people know that honey is one of the few ingredients that will most likely never spoil. Why? Honey has a moisture content of about 17%, a low pH and antimicrobial properties. Regardless, it is still very important to store honey properly to maintain its integrity.

General Honey Storage Guidelines

  • Best stored in a sealed container at room temperature, between 64-75˚F (18-24˚C)
  • Cooler temperatures, between 35-60˚F, hasten honey’s natural crystallization process
  • Honey stored at temperatures above 85˚F for extended periods of time will darken in color and be subject to subtle flavor changes
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How Honey is Made Thursday, January 8th, 2015

 

Most likely, you know honey comes from some sort of action between bees and flowers.

But did you know how bees gather nectar, and further, how this nectar gets from the bee to the hive to the bottle to you? It’s an amazing process that’s simple and complicated at the same time.

Learn “How Honey is Made” from the bee to the hive to the bottle.

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As consumers become more educated about the products they eat, it’s imperative that food and beverage manufacturers become more educated about consumers.

This chart is the perfect starting point, detailing how the main buying factors have changed in the past eight years.

Chart Stopper: Why are Consumers Buying Your products?

On the upswing: healthfulness. But, taste still reigns supreme. Balance both by using honey, an all-natural clean label sweetener that consumers have in their pantry, and want in their packaged goods.

Source:  The 2014 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is – See more at: http://www.foodinsight.org/articles/2014-food-and-health-survey#sthash.48v4fPwe.dpuf

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