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Found 40 year-old honey, OK to eat?

Posted by matx 8b (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 17, 08 at 16:23

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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RE: Found 40 year-old honey, OK to eat?

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


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RE: Found 40 year-old honey, OK to eat?

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...!


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RE: Found 40 year-old honey, OK to eat?

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


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RE: Found 40 year-old honey, OK to eat?

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


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