Is It Safe to Use Crystallized Honey and How Do You Fix it?

Do you have a honey jar in the cupboard?  It is possible that over the last several months, your honey has become hard making it less pleasant and more difficult to enjoy.  The good news is that there is an easy trick to give your honey a new life.  With summer being almost over, nights are getting cooler so it is perfect for a nice tea sweetened with honey.  And this is back to school season too so children and grandchildren may already be coming home from school with a little cold so let’s make sure we are ready for some honey TLC.

Is It Safe to Use Crystallized Honey?

Honey crystallization is a natural process and crystallized honey is perfectly safe to eat.  It is however virtually impossible to get a spoon of honey out of the jar in this form.  But don’t throw away your crystalized honey quite yet, there are some great benefits left in your honey jar!  Check Art of the Home tip below on how to salvage crystallized honey and be eco-friendly at the same time!

How Do You Fix Crystallized Honey?


Art of the Home Tip to Save Crystallized Honey

  1. Place you honey container in a bain-marie (water bath) with warm water — not too hot, especially if your honey is in a plastic container.
  2. Stir the crystallized honey until it becomes liquid again.
  3. Your honey is now ready to sweeten your favorite tea, help relieve a sore throat, or heal a minor cut.  Et voilà!
  4. To prevent crystallized honey: colder temperatures promote crystallization so it is best to store honey at room temperature in a cupboard.