How to store honey?

Evgeny Lukashenko
Evgeny Lukashenko
May 21, 2012
How to store honey?

In order to preserve the special taste and aroma, as well as to maximize the storage time, it is necessary to take into account several important conditions for the storage of honey. How to store honey? This is what our today's article is about.

General rules on how to store honey

First of all, dishes. It is necessary to store honey in glass or ceramic dishes, plastic or enamel ware will also work, the main thing here is the tightness of the container in which you will store the honey. Honey must be stored in clean, dry rooms (with regards to air humidity, approximately 60% is a necessary threshold, it is not worth the above). Be careful when placing honey next to other products, if they have a strong smell, it can be transferred to honey.

Forget about storing honey in galvanized dishes, and even more so, in dishes made of ferrous metals. Beekeepers have long been keeping honey in wooden kegs, but over time it was noticed that honey can change its color and even taste when it comes into contact with wood.

Where to store honey at home

Yes, at home, especially in urban environments, the question arises as to where to store honey. The answer is simple: best in the fridge. The temperature at the same time should be observed in the range of 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. Negative temperatures are not excluded, up to -20 degrees, honey will not lose its healing properties.

The shelf life of honey has not been set. In fact, it can be stored for many years, but subject to the rules. Only open dishes and high humidity can make honey get spoiled. Note, this honey can not mold. So if suddenly your honey is moldy, it is a surrogate.

So it became clear how to store honey.