Does pure honey Crystallise?

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Unfortunately there is a myth that crystallised honey means that honey is fake or it has gone bad. This is not true. In fact, crystallised honey is a sign that honey is raw and unprocessed. 

This is good if your honey has crystallised. It means that it naturally contains high amounts of pollens, royal jelly and beeswax. These are superfoods and a sign that your honey is fresh from the hive without processing or filtration. 

This is good if your honey has crystallised. It means that it naturally contains high amounts of pollen and royal jelly. 

All raw honey contain 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes. Minerals include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin.

Raw Honey also contains powerful superfoods, such as pollen, propolis and royal jelly.

It is normal for raw honey to crystallise at low room temperature (12C – 20 degree C). In fact, it is a sign of purity.

The more concentration of Pollen, Beeswax and Royal Jelly, the more quickly it crystallises.

It is only the filtered and heated honey that doesn't crystallise, however heat and filtration destroys the medical benefits of honey.

You may find more about Honey Crystallisation through a quick google search or press below:




Dr. Hasaan from Oman holds a PHD degree in honey and beekeeping. Dr. Hasaan recorded a video message for the prestigious customers of Simply the great food about the crystallisation of honey.

Crystallisation of honey is highly misunderstood by the majority of people in the Asian countries. On contrary, raw honey can crystallise and crystallisation does not spoil the honey. 

I hope that you have found the above information useful. I would strongly recommend you to go through credible websites and academic journals to establish your own understanding on crystallisation of honey, after all we eat honey for its medicinal health benefits rather than sweetness. 

In case you are not satisfied, our return policy is simple. We will refund 100% of the product price - no questions asked !
Our confidence in the quality of of our products makes us comfortable making this promise. If you are unsatisfied with the quality of our Organic Honey or any other product, contact us to get a full refund. 
You will not need to pay for the postage either. Just let us know of your concerns and we will take care of the rest. 

Thank you. 
Daniyal (Founder) Simply the great food. 


  • Aoa
    The real honey dont crystalize. This is the actual fact. When ever i habe purchased honey from local market any brand, always got disappointed. But the best honey i had nd tasted well collected from the DG Khan. The are with less water where a small bee put a lot of effort to produce honey. That honey is in very light colour. That honey hives always found under the rocks or stoness or with any wild thorny bush. I request the team to endeavour for collection of honey from dry mountains area like karak, dg khan. I experienced that any animal like afghani lamb, camel rely on less water are og good quality meat. Same goes with the honey. I also collected honey from the Jalal pur Jatan surrounding, big bee hives honey found crystallizing in winter, that was the pure honey i got collected infront of my own eyes but bee relied mostly on water.
    So i prefer honey of dry areas.

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