If stored properly honey can last a long time

I correctly clean out our pantry once per year, then and when I clean out the pantry, I donate all the nonperishable items to a local organization. At times, a local charity will leave a plastic tote on our door and ask that all of us fill it with nonperishable goods, and so, I am always giving away food because it’s the right thing to do especially if I won’t use the items instantaneously. Well, it has been 2 years since I cleaned out our pantry, but recently, I acquired one of those plastic bags which forced myself and others to pull some items out. While I was finding canned goods to place into the bags, I came across a jar of honey that I had purchased from a farmer’s market over 2 years ago, then of course, because it was a local vendor, there was no expiration date on the container, in fact, there was no label on the jar, so I wasn’t even sure what farm this honey came from, then the honey still looked good, despite the fact that I wasn’t sure if honey would expire after a while. So, after I packed the tote for the charity, I did a quick search to determine the expiration date of honey. Turns out, as long as honey is stored properly it will never go awful and is safe to use… However, over time, the honey will change colors or may crystallize but as long as it is in a clean air-slim glass bucket away from a heat source, then the honey could potentially last forever. This means that honey has no shelf life which is great to know. I would’ve hated it if I had to toss out the bottle that I found in our pantry.


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