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Does honey need to be refrigerated after opening?

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2017-09-10 01:51:30
2017-09-10 01:51:30

Nope, sure doesn't. If it crystalizes while in the cupboard, it is not bad, just place the container in warm/hot water and it will thin again. This doesn't affect the taste.

Honey has been used as a preservative for ages. In times that there were no refrigerators and there were no naturally cold places to use, we used honey, salt and oil for preserving food. Honey is practically a sort of sugar with a high osmotic value. This means it drains the fluids from the food that it's in. And not all bacteria or fungi can live on it. These organisms decrease the chances of food staying good.

Pure honey will do a great job of preserving itself for at least months outside the refrigerator.

Putting it in the fridge however won't hurt it, might preserve it even longer, but will be harder to make sandwiches from.

Honey has been found it the pyramids after 2000 years and is still good. I don't think the ancient egyptians had Amana refrigerators.

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