Pasteurized or Heat – Treated Honey

Pasteurized or Heat – Treated Honey

 

In health and hygiene terms, there is no reason why honey should be pasteurized, Its high sugar content protects against the growth of bacteria, and spores of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that can spell danger for babies, are not destroyed by heat. Pasteurization is carried out largely to satisfy the requirements of industry, since the honey is then less likely to granulate or ferment even if storage conditions are less than perfect. Supermarkets require packagers to produce a clear product. To achieve this, the honey is heated, then put through a rigorous filtration process. Heating dissolves the 'seed crystals' in the honey so it is less likely to grandulate. 

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