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Was honey in ancient times different than now?

It's not honey that's changed since ancient times, it's wine! Wine makers in ancient Rome lacked the knowledge and equipment to prevent oxidation and unwanted bacterial colonies, so their product was ...
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How do I safely caramelize honey without fully burning it?

A candy thermometer is pretty much always the answer when it comes to candymaking, which includes caramelizing sugar. Assuming the soft ball stage is indeed the best for brewing, all you have to do ...
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Can you season skewers after cooking them?

It's very common to season steaks or other meats with salt and pepper after cooking, there would be nothing unusual about that. There are also seasoned salt mixes which people may use as well, that's ...
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How do I safely caramelize honey without fully burning it?

In the event that you aren't keen on buying/using a candy thermometer, I thought I'd add some additional information. The 'soft ball' stage in candy-making is the stage where the sugar has thoroughly ...
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Why is "raw" honey thicker than the one you buy in regular super markets?

The raw honey at your farmer's market is likely unfiltered. Usually raw, unfiltered raw honey can only be purchased directly from the bee farm. Characterised by fine textured crystals, it looks ...
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What is the difference between wildflower honey and Acacia honey?

Different types of honey come from bees gathering nectar (and some incidental pollen) from different types of flowers. Acacia honey comes from acacia flowers, clover honey from clover. Wildflower ...
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Does honey actually tenderize meat?

Based on the description given in the manga (specifically "I rubbed it on the meat before boiling" [emphasis mine]) I would guess that this is not actually an effect of tenderization at all. Instead, ...
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What happens to raw honey after the expiry date? Will it be edible?

It is probably a best-before date (possibly regarding crystallization of the honey or other cosmetic changes), and should still be edible afterwards. Most honey has historically been stored raw, it ...
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Can you season skewers after cooking them?

There are a few things that I can think that you might legitimately add after you've cooked the skewers: fresh herbs, chopped fine (for color / decoration (aka. 'garnish') & to add a "fresh&...
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Does raw honey need to be prepared before consumption?

Some honey has more or less moisture than others. Less moisture will cause honey to more readily crystallize. It is perfectly fine to use it in a crystallized state. If you find that your honey has ...
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Is it ok to refrigerate almond milk after I add honey to it?

The reason honey shouldn't be kept in the fridge is that it crystallises easily at low temperatures (even that's just a change in texture, not a spoilage problem). Once mixed with plenty of water so ...
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Why is "raw" honey thicker than the one you buy in regular super markets?

This should be a comment but I am not yet able to do so. My neighbour is a beekeeper and I asked him the same thing yesterday. The reason why (or rather when) honey crystallises or not is because of ...
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Can you season skewers after cooking them?

Sometimes you forget an ingredient when cooking something. If the ingredient is a spice, herb or flavor extract, you might sprinkle a bit of it on after the dish is fully cooked. The character could ...
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What is cold-pressed honey?

"Cold pressed honey" sounds like a nonsense to me and perhaps alludes to something like olive oil extraction. I've kept bees for over 50 years and never heard the term before. The very ...
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Is raw honey safe to consume?

I'm a beekeeper who produces and sells raw unfiltered honey, so here's the scoop. The US Food and Drug Administration had two standards for liquid honey: Filtered and Strained. If liquid honey is not ...
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Does honey always have to be heated in order to liquefy it for bottling?

Knowing small-scale beekeepers personally, I can confirm that fresh honey straight from the combs is liquid(-ish) and can be put into jars directly. I have seen (and participated) in the process of ...
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How many times (and ways) can you reheat honey safely?

Honey crystallizes in a natural and spontaneous way, specially when stored in low temperature or due to aging. It changes from a liquefied to a semi-solid state. The recommended way is to heat ...
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What is the difference between wildflower honey and Acacia honey?

So you have two kinds of honey. One is a varietal, one is either a blend of unknown sources, or of known sources but not able to be separated because different honeys have been stored in the same ...
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Strange bacteria-like substances in honey

From the pictures, it looks like it's just the beginnings of crystallization, so it's perfectly natural and safe. You can reduce the speed of the crystallization by keeping it in a relatively warm ...
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Can I prevent honey from congealing/hardening in the pantry?

The answer to the question is: store in the freezer. Honey will not crystallize under 65 degrees. If it does crystallize: keep your honey raw and maintain the antimicrobial and antibacterial ...
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How to store honey so it's fresh and the opening of the container is not always a mess?

There are a variety of storage containers that can keep honey fresh, as long as the container is airtight. When I buy local honey in jars, I leave it in there; if I buy a squeezable container with a ...
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How to store honey so it's fresh and the opening of the container is not always a mess?

Honey by its very nature is sticky and will stick to any surface it will touch. If wiping away the excess honey from a container with a small hole for squeezing is not something you want to have to do,...
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Is 'honey in crystallized form' the same as 'raw honey'?

Short answer? Maybe. Crystallized honey and raw honey are not mutually exclusive, so you may have a honey that is one or the other, or you may have a honey that is both. Raw honey is simply honey ...
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Is my honey fermenting?

Yes, your honey started to ferment. I assume the fermenting process is still fresh as you mention the honey taste didn't changed (later it change taste to beer-like). With time yeast can produce ...
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Safe to put honeycomb in tea?

Honeycombs are the bees’ “storage containers”, i.e. cells out of beeswax filled with honey. Beeswax melts at around 62-64 C (144-147 F), so its no surprise that the combs melted in hot tea. From a ...
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Does glucose used is added to sugar quantity in recipes like ice creams?

You can substitute sugar straight over for glucose but you need to increase the wet ingredients or decrease the dry ingredients as glucose absorbs more liquids than regular sugar. Take a look at this ...
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Does glucose used is added to sugar quantity in recipes like ice creams?

Here is a quick answer: Fructose: Sweetness of Fructose depends on temperature: at lower temperatures (i.e. ice-cream) is sweeter. at higher temperatures (i.e. hot coffee or tee) is less sweet ...
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How to get crystallized honey out of a bowl

Microwave the bowl, or let it sit in a pot of boiling water, to loosen it so you can remove most of the gunk. Soaking in hot water for a while will remove the rest.
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Does 100% pure honey expire?

Yes, honey last "forerver". It might crystalize overtime , but you can liquify it with a little bit of heat. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-...
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