Found 40 year-old honey, OK to eat?

matx(8b)December 17, 2008

Hi -

My wife's great grandfather used to keep bees and produce his own honey. We recently found about 10 large jars of his honey that must be about 40 years old. It seems dark, but the seal on the jars appears fine (not popped up).

I did read that if it is crystallized, I can heat it up in warm water.

Are there any safety concerns with eating it? What does honey do when it goes bad?

Thanks.

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honeyman46408(z5IN)

Honey will not spoil it will ferment if it gets water in it but from what you say the lids are tight so loosen the lid and warm it and enjoy the fruits of Grandpaw`s labor!!

Merry Christmas

    Bookmark   December 20, 2008 at 12:22PM
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beewhisperer

HONEY HAS BEEN FOUND THAT IS OVER 100 OF YEARS OLD .... ALL GOOD AND IS THE ONLY SUGGER THAT WILL STAY THAT WAY....EAT AND ENJOY...!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 6:35PM
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rgsman21_hotmail_com

I ate 30 year old honey and it gave me terrible gas. It was quite and embarrassing evening.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 10:34PM
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SherwinFarms

Umm... they have found honey in Egyptian tombs that is sugared but not spoiled. Eat away my friend. Also, dark honey is, in my opinion, the best. My dad is a commercial beekeeper and I'm always asking him for his dark honey that comes off blueberries :D

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:22PM
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