Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance that is loved by many, if not all people. It is so much loved or liked that, the word “honey” has become a term of endearment. The food substance is made by bees and some related insects. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants or from secretions of other insects, by regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation, and then store it in wax structures called honeycombs.
Recognized as the only food that doesn’t go bad, honey never spoils. It has an excellent chemical composition which prevents organisms from living in it. So no matter how old honey is, it’s probably perfectly edible.
It will, however, crystallize (becoming thick and cloudy) over time. If this happens, just remove the lid from the jar, place it in a pan of water, and warm it over low heat until the honey returns to its original consistency. Exposing the honey to a high temperature will kill its many beneficial enzymes, thus make sure the water doesn’t boil while warming it.
So don’t be surprised or scared if a friend invites you to eat a 10-year old honey!