Frequent Ask Questions [FAQ]
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1. Honey Crystallization
The crystallization process is natural and spontaneous. Pure, raw and unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallize over time with no effect on the honey other than color and texture.
Honey is a highly concentrated sugar solution. It contains more than 70% sugars and less than 20% water. This means that the water in honey contains more sugar than it should naturally hold. The overabundance of sugar makes honey unstable. Thus, it is natural for honey to crystallize since it is an over-saturated sugar solution.
The two principal sugars in honey are fructose (fruit sugar) and glucose (grape sugar). The content of fructose and glucose in honey varies from one type of honey to the other. Generally, the fructose ranges from 30- 44% and glucose from 25- 40%. The balance of these two major sugars causes the crystallization of honey, and the relative percentage of each determines whether it crystallizes rapidly or slowly. What crystallizes is the glucose, due to its lower solubility. Fructose is more soluble in water than glucose and will remain fluid.
When glucose crystallizes, it separates from water and takes the form of tiny crystals. As the crystallization progresses and more glucose crystallizes, those crystals spread throughout the honey. The solution changes to a stable saturated form, and ultimately the honey becomes thick or crystallized.
2. Colours of Tualang Honey
Colours of Tualang Honey made by Apis Dorsata varies depending on the source of their food. Tualang honey usually brownish and it will turn darker as it aged.
3. Packaging & Storage
Our honey is bottled at KBT GLOBAL SCIENCE SDN. BHD. is an international recognized GMP, HACCP and Ministry Of Health Malaysia [MeSTI] manufacturer.
Our bottle is made of virgin polyester resin Copolyster of terephthalic acid, ethylene glycol, and isopthalic acid. Certification for manufacturing PET bottle and Jars with Closure - OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004.
Also certified by GMP [Good Manufacturing Practice] for Genaral Principles of Food Hygiene.
We use a safe plastic bottle for packaging our honey due to our nature of business which mainly online and require us to ship. After so many trial and error since 2012 we managed to find a way to make the honey more accessible to consumers worldwide.
We encourage our customers to store the honey in jar glasses if they are storing the honey for more than six months to protect and preserve the honey benefits.