Fact of the Day Image Jan. 3rd

Honey is part of a group of foods that do not spoil or go bad. That usually happens when bacteria, fungi, or other microbes grow on the food and start breaking it down. It doesn’t go bad or expire because of it’s water content and it’s high acidity. It’s water content is only 17%! Honey is made by bees when they collect nectar. The nectar from flowers is made up of proteins and compounds, but very little water. Little water makes it harder for bacteria and fungi to survive and does not provide them with the things they need to live. Honey is also has a high acidity because of the variety of flowers the nectar comes from. That makes it harder for microbes to grow. That is why honey can’t spoil!