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Each of our honey varieties offers a unique taste experience and can be used in different ways, in cooking, in tea or coffee, or straight from the spoon. Explore them to discover your personal preferences.

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Why does honey crystallize?

Natural honey crystallization is a process that mainly depends on the chemical composition of the honey. Crystallization occurs because glucose crystals are formed, one of the natural sugars in honey. Several factors influence the speed and degree of honey crystallization:

Composition of the honey:

The amount of glucose is an important factor. Some types of honey contain more glucose than others, resulting in faster crystallization. For example, clover or canola honey tends to crystallize more quickly than other varieties.


Lower temperatures can speed up the crystallization process. When honey is stored at cooler temperatures, glucose crystals are more likely to form.

Pollen and impurities:

The presence of pollen and other impurities in honey can serve as a starting point for crystal formation, speeding up the crystallization process.

Storage time:

As time passes, the chance of crystallization increases. However, some types of honey remain liquid for a long time, sometimes even forever, depending on their composition.

The crystallization of honey does not affect its quality or taste. It is a natural and reversible process: by gently heating the honey in a bain-marie, it can be liquefied again. However, it is important to do this at a low temperature so as not to change the properties of the honey.

FAQs about honey:


What is honey?

Honey is a natural sweet substance produced by bees from flower nectar. It consists mainly of glucose and fructose.


How do bees produce honey?

Bees collect nectar with their rolling tongue, store it in their crop, take it to the beehive and dehydrate it by ventilating it with their wings to make honey.


What different types of honey are there?

There are many different types of honey, each with their own taste and color, depending on the plants from which the nectar comes. Some common types are wildflower honey, acacia honey, lavender honey, buckwheat honey, etc.


What are the nutritional values of honey?

Honey is a source of natural carbohydrates, mainly glucose and fructose. It also contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and beneficial enzymes for health.


Is honey healthier than refined sugar?

Honey is considered a healthier alternative to refined sugar due to its nutritional value, but it should be consumed in moderation due to its sugar content.


Is raw honey better than pasteurized honey?

Raw honey has not been heated or filtered, which preserves the natural nutrients and enzymes. Some people prefer raw honey because of its potential health benefits.


Can honey remain edible forever?

Honey can remain edible for many years, even decades, if stored properly due to its natural preservative properties. The law requires us to set an expiration date of two years.


How can honey be used in cooking and baking?

Honey is a versatile and delicious natural sweetener. It can be used to sweeten drinks, sauces, marinades, dressings and desserts.


Can people with diabetes consume honey?

People with diabetes should consume honey in moderation and monitor their blood sugar levels because honey contains natural sugars.


Does honey have medical uses?

Honey has been used for centuries in various cultures for its medicinal properties, including relieving sore throats, healing wounds and burns, and as a natural antibiotic.


How do you recognize quality honey?

Quality honey is usually transparent, crystallizes slowly or not at all, has a unique flavor depending on the flower source, and contains no additives or changes.


Does honey have an expiration date?

Honey does not spoil, but can crystallize over time. Crystallization does not affect the quality of the honey and can be reversed by gentle heating. The law requires us to set an expiration date of two years.


Can babies have honey?

Babies under one year old should not be given honey due to the risk of infant botulism. After a year, honey can be introduced into their diet.


How should honey be stored correctly?

Honey should be stored in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight to prevent crystallization and fermentation.


Does honey benefit the skin and hair?

Honey is used in homemade facial and hair masks for its moisturizing and soothing properties.

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