Honey Crystallization-Nature's Lie Detector

Oh! Bee Parks Honey will crystallize, and that's a good thing!

Crystallization is something that happens naturally and spontaneously in high quality, natural, and truly raw honey. Over time (sometimes a very short time), real honey will take on a pale appearance, develop a crunchy texture, or even become completely solid. This happens when the natural sugars in honey bind together and form crystals, which makes honey harder. Crystallization is not a sign of defective or spoiled honey. On the contrary, it is an indicator that your honey is pure, raw, and of the highest quality.

OH! Bee Parks Honey goes from the hive to the bottle. It is not heated or filtered. This leaves the natural properties of the honey intact, and preserves the natural pollen fingerprint that makes its flavor unique to Oak Brook. This pollen contributes to the crystallization process by providing a foundation for the crystals to form. It is also a sure sign that the honey is raw and 100% pure. Processed honey may have a longer liquid life, but without the pollen there’s no way to know where your honey came from. You have no way of knowing if what you have is true honey, or a honey-flavored syrup.

Crystallized honey has all the health benefits and flavor of liquid honey. You can spread it on toast or add it to yogurt without the sticky drips, and it will melt in coffee or tea just like liquid honey. You can return honey to its liquid state by gently warming it in a bowl of water. Just remember, overheating or boiling honey will reduce its quality.

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