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Anonymous_
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old Honey safe to eat?

is old honey safe to eat? its a few years old and is darker then normal(it's a very dark brown)

it has never been opened(Sealed)



drslash
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It is said that honey is the only food item that never spoils. I read some where that honey found in ancient tombs that is thousands of years old is still edible.


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From wiki:

"Because of its unique composition and chemical properties, honey is suitable for long term storage and is easily assimilated even after long preservation. Honey has been preserved for decades and even centuries."

It should be perfectly fine for everyone except infants.



The Pig
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Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even centuries! For practical purposes, a shelf-life of two years is often stated. Properly processed, packaged and stored honey retains its quality for a long time.

»wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_s···of_honey



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My Grandpa said that he didn't like honey that was crunchy. Otherwise it didn't matter how old it was. Just eat it.

Now, it could be that something bad got in that container of honey. Open it and smell it. If it just smells like honey, eat it.
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If it's sealed it should be fine. I think Honey just hardens over time when exposed to air.



koolman2
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Crunchy honey is easy to fix: put a few drops of water in it, stir, heat it, then place back into the cupboard.



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When in doubt, throw it out!



mr_slick

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reply to Anonymous_

i regularly eat honey that my mom has had for ~10yrs. there is a little crystallization but smells and tastes ok. i have not gotten sick yet.

let smell and taste guide you, and dont blame me if you get sick



Anonymous_
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reply to beck

it's factory sealed


robbin
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said by Anonymous_:

it's factory sealed
You should have told us it was still in the honeycomb!


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reply to Anonymous_

I eat my old honey every chance I get.



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Raw unfiltered honey is best. I get it from a local beekeeper in my area. Best to get it local if possible, but make sure from a low pollution area. Never cook it or even put it in hot tea though, this will destroy many beneficial properties of raw honey. Of course eat any unpasteurized food at your own risk. But remember honey isn't just any food and is very resistant to bacteria, molds, fungi and the like.


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I once asked that of the honey farmers at the local farmers market and the answer is absolutely yes. They also quoted honey as a 1000 years old as still edible. My impression was this was opened jar or not. The jar has to have an expiration date thanks to U.S. laws; as does water .

Now if honey gets cold, sometimes it will "crystallize" and harden. When this happens, simply leave it out in the sun for a while and it will go back to it's nice gooey liquid state.



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Yeah, no problem.



Anonymous_
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said by robbin:

said by Anonymous_:

it's factory sealed
You should have told us it was still in the honeycomb!
lol it's processed honey


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Yum! Bee spit.



tmh

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said by Anonymous_:

is old honey safe to eat? its a few years old and is darker then normal(it's a very dark brown)

it has never been opened(Sealed)
I personally prefer Orange Blossom 1942. A great year.


Anonymous_
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said by ttiiggy:

Yum! Bee spit.
mmmm Honey


boogi man

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reply to Anonymous_

eating the comb itself is the best


mythology
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reply to Anonymous_

Make sure its real honey and not flavored corn syrup


Tikker_LoS

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reply to tmh

said by tmh :

I personally prefer Orange Blossom 1942. A great year.
hrm, that would be good

we mostly get clover honey in this part of the world (that being said, is there any non-delicious honey?)


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said by mythology:

Make sure its real honey and not flavored corn syrup
Or rice syrup...some sneeky CHEAP bastards sell "Honey" that is mostly Rice Syrup. Ugh.

Real Honey will last longer than you will as long as it's sealed.
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TherapyChick

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REAL, pure, honey should be good for years, but if it's got fake stuff in it then I'd toss it.

Only a few bucks and you'd know you were safe.
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spook45

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reply to Anonymous_

I was told by my grandparents, who lived and worked or their farm, that honey is the only natural food product that never goes bad. Science has made great strides in catching up to that claim. They have given us 'Twinkies'.



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said by caffeinator:

said by mythology:

Make sure its real honey and not flavored corn syrup
Or rice syrup...some sneeky CHEAP bastards sell "Honey" that is mostly Rice Syrup. Ugh.

Real Honey will last longer than you will as long as it's sealed.
I've never seen any fake honey.
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said by DataDoc:

said by caffeinator:

said by mythology:

Make sure its real honey and not flavored corn syrup
Or rice syrup...some sneeky CHEAP bastards sell "Honey" that is mostly Rice Syrup. Ugh.

Real Honey will last longer than you will as long as it's sealed.
I've never seen any fake honey.
The poster might be referring to the crap available at the dollar stores--10% percent honey and 90% God knows what.
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ecom

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reply to caffeinator

said by caffeinator:

said by mythology:

Make sure its real honey and not flavored corn syrup
Or rice syrup...some sneeky CHEAP bastards sell "Honey" that is mostly Rice Syrup. Ugh.

Real Honey will last longer than you will as long as it's sealed.
When I was stationed in 29 Palms, the chow halls had syrup to go with waffles and pancakes in plastic packets like ketchup but about 2 to 3 times the size. I read the package once and it said table syrup and the ingredients were corn syrup, HFCS, and some other stuff.


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said by ecom:

said by caffeinator:

said by mythology:

Make sure its real honey and not flavored corn syrup
Or rice syrup...some sneeky CHEAP bastards sell "Honey" that is mostly Rice Syrup. Ugh.

Real Honey will last longer than you will as long as it's sealed.
When I was stationed in 29 Palms, the chow halls had syrup to go with waffles and pancakes in plastic packets like ketchup but about 2 to 3 times the size. I read the package once and it said table syrup and the ingredients were corn syrup, HFCS, and some other stuff.
Thanks for your service.
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reply to ecom

Most pancake syrup is hfc and no real maple...