Can Honey Go Bad?

I was cleaning out my cupboards and found some old honey. I think it's been there for 3 years. The jar is sealed and it has never been opened. Can I still eat the honey inside or is not safe?
If not, how long does it take for honey to spoil?

asked by Malice in Cooking & Recipes | 3515 views | 07-27-2009 at 01:53 AM

No, honey does not go bad. In fact, it's recognized as the only food that doesn't spoil.
The one exception is, once you've opened and regularly eaten the honey, sometimes it gets too dry and it will crystallize. It doesn't spoil, per se, but it's not the same viscous gooey delicious self after that happens.
If this happens, just remove the lid from the jar; place it in a pan of water; and heat over low heat until the honey returns to its original consistency.

answered by Jack | 07-27-2009 at 01:56 AM

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