At what age can an infant have honey?

Medical professionals recommend to avoid giving honey to infants under the age of 12 months, due to a very small risk of infant botulism. Although we know of no instances where our honey has caused infant botulism, we suggest a precautionary approach and only feed honey to infants over 12 months. As with all health matters, we advise you seek the advice of a qualified medical professional and follow their recommendations. 

Why does honey crystalize?

Also referred to as candying, this is a natural process – it is not an indication the honey is “off” or of low quality. Honey has a simple composition – mainly sugar and water – and this natural, low-moisture state deters bacteria and yeast (hence it’s long shelf life). However, this inherent dryness can also lead to crystallization – where the honey becomes thick and cloudy. This process can occur anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after honey has been bought, and is easily remedied by placing the honey container in a bowl of hot (not boiling) water for a few minutes.

What is the shelf life of honey?

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