Properties of our honey
The properties that honey has are countless. Although we will comment on the most outstanding ones: Properties only present in pure raw honey, which has not been mixed, microfiltered, or heat-treated in the entire process, from collection to packing.
OTHER PROPERTIES OF HONEY
In a process as old as almost human history, beekeepers collect the dense liquid that overflows from the combs and store it without any other consideration than the future enjoyment of its delicate flavour. No preservative should be added to keep honey in perfect condition, as this food constitutes, in itself, a powerful natural preservative. The bees produce from the nectar of the flowers pure honey in sufficient quantity to cover 3 times the energy needs of the hive. A worker takes advantage of this circumstance and collects the surplus, thus closing an ecological cycle in which bees are the true producers of food.
Temperature: The ideal temperature for long-term storage of pure honey is 6 to 20 degrees. At room temperature, honey is likely to deteriorate and lose some properties over time. At low temperatures (below 17 degrees the process begins), the honey hardens or crystallizes, provided it is raw honey and is not pasteurized.
Moisture is decisive when storing the honey obtained, considering 18% as the starting point for fermentation processes. Its production is strongly associated with the summer period and does not require any type of preservative since honey itself is a powerful inhibitor of bacterial life.
Honey absorbs odours well, so it is recommended to always keep it closed and also:
-It should be stored away from odorous substances and products: gasoline, kerosene, salted fish, onion and garlic.
-You should not keep honey near sources of water and salt, as it concentrates moisture in the air.
– Better in a dark place. The light destroys its antimicrobial properties.
During storage, the honey becomes cloudy, darkens, thickens, and crystallizes. These are the normal stages of homegrown honey. If the honey does not thicken, it means that it is not pure honey. In general, all types of honey are thickened until crystallized due to their high fructose content.