Creamed honey

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Creamed honey is honey that has been processed to control crystallization. Creamed honey contains a large number of small crystals, which prevent the formation of larger crystals that can occur in unprocessed honey. The processing also produces a honey with a smooth spreadable consistency. Because it's the glucose that crystallizes in the honey, and because glucose crystals are naturally pure white, creamed honey is always lighter colored than liquid honey of the same floral type.[1]

It may also be called "candied honey" though that term generally refers to crystallized honey.[2]

Production methods[edit]

The first method for producing creamed honey was patented by Elton J. Dyce in 1935 (U.S. Patent 1,987,893 ).

A second method allows creamed honey to be made without adding heat. It differs from the Dyce method in that pasteurization is not used at any point in the process. Instead, microscopic seed crystals are added to fresh raw, liquid honey at a ratio of 1:10 or larger. Paddles are used to intermittently stir the honey mixture while it is kept between 55–70 °F (13–21 °C). This yields a batch of creamed honey in approximately 80 hours. The resultant creamed honey from this process stays in its creamy consistency indefinitely if stored at approximately 65 °F (18 °C).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "What is Creamed Honey?". Elden Foods. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  2. ^ "About".