Crystallised & Candied Honey
The luscious and grainy texture of crystallised honey adds something interesting and wonderful!
What is crystallised honey?
During the cooler winter months it’s common for pure honey to turn from liquid to a semi-solid state – otherwise known as candied or crystallised honey.
This is a completely natural process that does not alter the taste. There is also no nutritional difference between honey that is liquid and honey that has candied despite its grainy appearance, in fact it’s actually a sign of pure 100% honey!
When will honey crystallise?
Most honey varieties will candy or crystallise over time. The time it will take is dependent on the type of honey and the plant it was sourced from.
For example, varietals such as clover honey will crystallise quite quickly where as red stringy bark honey will remain in liquid form indefinitely. Colder temperature can also cause honey to crystallise more quickly.
Return honey to its liquid state
You can return crystallised honey back to liquid by placing your jar or bottle (lid on!) in a bowl of hot water and let it slowly warm up. We don’t recommend microwaving as this can overheat the honey causing it to darken and alter its amazing natural properties.
We love using crystallised honey in cooking and baking it’s really easy to handle on a spoon and won’t to run away!
5 Ways to Use Crystallised Honey
We love using crystallised honey in cooking and baking. It’s really easy to handle on a spoon and won’t run away!
Coffee or Tea Sweetener
Since honey crystals melt easily when warmed, stir crystallised honey into your hot coffee or tea for a touch of sweetness and unique honey flavour.
Body Scrub or Exfoliant
Honey is a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. Use crystallized honey as an exfoliant for your face or body. The sugary texture is a natural way to scrub away impurities from your skin.
Sure it won’t drizzle, but crystallised honey tastes just as good as runny honey topped on your morning oatmeal or breakfast smoothie bowl, adding a sweet and addictive crunch.
Sweet and Savoury Toast
The possibilities for morning toast are endless. A generous lathering of butter and crystallised honey, topped off with sliced banana, goat’s cheese, or fresh tomatoes make for a sweet and savoury snack.
Explore more types of honey
Creamed honey is a dense and luscious honey, favoured for its spreadability. But how is it made? And no, there is no cream involved!
Single Varietal Honey
Australia has the largest collection of single varietal honey in the world. Single varietal honeys are a true reflection of nature with each plant species creating distinctly different colours, tastes and textures of honey.