Food - Drink
Can Crystalized Honey Be Reversed?
By JENNIFER AMOS
Honey is a natural sweetener packed with vitamins and antioxidants, but all honey crystallizes eventually, which is a natural process that does not indicate spoilage. When water evaporates from honey, the glucose in the honey will crystallize, since this type of sugar can't remain completely dissolved if there's more sugar than water in the honey.
Crystallized honey is still perfectly safe to eat, but if you want to turn your honey into liquid again, simply spoon it into a glass jar or bowl and place that container into a larger, non-plastic bowl. Then, pour hot water between 95 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit into the larger bowl, until the water level reaches just above the honey's surface.
This melting process can take up to an hour, depending on how much honey you’re working with, and you should give the honey a stir every so often. Mind the temperature of your water because honey is sensitive to high heat, and getting it too hot can diminish its nutritional benefits and cause it to caramelize instead of dissolve.