Where’s Your Honey?

Why honey is taking over as America’s favorite condiment

Everyone has their spot; their go-to location where the honey is kept. On the kitchen counter, in the cupboard, maybe inside the refrigerator – wherever it is, honey should always be within arm’s reach.

Especially at the dinner table. 

According to a recent study by the National Honey Board, more and more honey lovers are keeping their beloved natural sweetener right next to the salt and pepper shakers. It’s fast becoming one of America’s favorite condiments.

And for good reason. Honey is far better than over-processed sugar. It’s naturally pure – from our beekeepers’ hives to your dinner table. With no additives and no preservatives, our honey has been (and always will be) just one, single ingredient: honey.

It lasts a long time … no matter where it’s kept

While we prefer our honey at the dinner table for quick and easy access, there are plenty of honey lovers who keep SUE BEE® honey in their pantry or cabinet. Which makes sense. After all, honey has a shelf life of historic proportions. (Remember the honey archeologists found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb? It was still edible after 3,000 years!)

Yes, even if it crystallizes

Sometimes honey – especially if it’s kept in the refrigerator or in a cool space – will crystallize. It’s a sign that the honey is a good, quality honey. Low-quality honey doesn’t crystallize as easily.

Honey will crystallize in the hive if temperatures dip below 50 degrees. Likewise, honey will crystallize in a container if it is stored in a pantry with cool temps, or if it is kept in a cool place, like a cellar or a garage in the winter. You can even speed up the crystallization process by taking the lid off the container of honey and putting it in the refrigerator. 

Want to learn more about crystallized honey? Read our blog posts, “A Precious Gem” and “3 Simple Steps to Decrystallize Honey.”

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