You should leave the comb in the jar of honey and as you use up the honey, the honey that is in the comb will come out by itself and drip down into the honey that is left in the jar. As to what to do with the honey comb afterwards, chew on it and additional honey will come out and then spit the comb out as you did as a kid.
According to livestrong.com, “the wax that makes up honeycomb contains very-long-chain fatty acids, along with long-chain alcohols, or esters. The honey stored within the honeycomb is the purest, rawest form of honey, and the wax the honeycomb is made of has nutritional value and health benefits” (2015). Honeycomb is loaded with Amino Acids, Vitamins B, C, D & E, Antioxidants, and Essential Enzymes.
Yes, in reasonable quantities, you can swallow the wax. Some prefer to chew it like chewing gum and then spit it out.
Aside from simply eating the honeycomb plain, you can incorporate honeycomb into your salads, bread and brie cheese appetizer, and even drizzle some dark chocolate directly on the comb.
The honey stored within the honeycomb is the purest, rawest form of honey, and the wax the honeycomb is made of has nutritional value and health benefits − loaded with Amino Acids, Vitamins B, C, D & E, Antioxidants, and Essential Enzymes.
If stored properly, the honey and honeycomb will never go bad, however, it may crystallize (see page on comb honey crystallization for instructions on how to heat it).
Children over the age of 1 can eat the raw honey, but eating the honeycomb is only suggested to children who can responsibly chew the comb or spit it out after eating all of the honey.
Yes, each frame of honeycomb is personally inspected by hand, mostly to take out bee parts (wings and knees). You may see a dark spot in the comb, this is actually a pollen cell. It is very good for you.
Yes, too much honeycomb could cause gastrointestinal blockage, so indulge sparingly or choose not to swallow the wax.
The ideal condition to store your honey and honeycomb is at room temperature, preferably inside a pantry or cabinet. Keep the honey away from direct sunlight or anything producing high amounts of heat. Never put your honey or honeycomb in the refrigerator or freezer.
The honey is warmed to lightly strain out the bee parts and wax before it is bottled up.
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