Food & Drink

Honey keeps indefinitely

Q: About two years ago, I was given a large jar of honey. Is it still safe to use?

A: Yes. Honey is famous for its ability to keep for a very long time. It has even been found in archaeological sites. It’s high in acidity, low in water and has natural abilities to repel microbes. It can even be used as a sterile cover for wounds. Because of an enzyme in the stomach of the bees that make the honey, it has naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide. You should keep the honey in an airtight container to keep moisture out of it. If it crystallizes, just warm it in the microwave or in a saucepan of hot water until it is liquid again.