Honey and maple syrup have a few things in common; the most important are their consistency as well as their sweet flavor. Furthermore, they are not everyday items and so typically remain for long periods compared to other food items. Without the proper storage methods, your honey and maple syrup will lose their qualities, rendering them unpalatable and causing you to discard them.
We are promoters of sustainable living and that includes preventing/minimizing food wastage however way possible. Below, we discuss the best methods to keep honey and maple syrup fresh and longlasting.
Experts say that, unlike most food items, honey should not be kept in a refrigerator. That's because its thick consistency causes it to thicken or solidify in cold temperatures. In other words, you'll need to melt your honey if you refrigerate it.
Therefore, the proper storage method prevents contamination and is outside of a fridge. Keep the following tips in mind when storing your honey:
According to The National Honey Board, honey will remain safe for consumption for many years, although it may lose its fresh aroma, flavor, or sweetness. However, if you start to notice that your honey has changed color or smells stale, discard it out of precaution.
Maple syrup is made from the xylem sap extracted from sugar, red or black maple trees. It is most commonly enjoyed as a topping for pancakes and other delicious pastries. Maple syrup is more expensive than honey, but it's indeed worth every penny. Here's how to keep yours fresh for longer: