Fun Fact Friday: Honey

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Did you know that honey is the one food item that does not spoil? It could essentially last for decades and still be edible!

Here’s the incredible science behind the long lasting honey! Honey can be categorized as hygroscopic, or have the ability to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. This ability let’s honey be able to dehydrate bacteria easily.  Honey also has a low pH value, making it usually to acidic and hostile for most microbes and bacteria to live. All this leaves the honey with the ability to not spoil over time. Although it can darken and crystallize. But when that happens it can just be reheated but boiling the jar in a pot of water.