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When they say that honey cristalizes, does it mean that it solidfies over time?

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    yes, just gently warm it and the crystals will dissolve.

    It's fine to use honey even in this state, you might even prefer it that way!

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  • 3 months ago

    Well yeah it solidifies, but in crystalline format. See honey is filled with sugar, and sugar forms crystals as it comes out of solution.

    You've heard of "rock candy"? That's crystallized sugar. So as the honey desiccates, the sugar in it crystallizes. And crystals are solid state.

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  • 3 months ago

    It means that the water in honey contains more sugar than it should naturally hold. The overabundance of sugar makes honey unstable. Thus, it is natural for honey to crystallize since it is an over-saturated sugar solution.  When glucose crystallizes, it separates from water and takes the form of tiny crystals. That's what it means.

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  • Nancy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    More than that. They mean that it solidifies into crystals over time, specifically sugar crystals.

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