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    Default Rumor about heated honey

    Hi,

    I heard that honey can became toxic, or dangerous to consumption after was heated to a higher temperature(above 40 degrees Celsius). For example, when you are preparing a tea is not indicated to put honey right away, when the water is almost boiling, because it may eliminate a toxic substance for human body.

    IIs that true or ...


    Another question that I have is that if it's Ok to give honey to a child that is almost 1 and a half year old?



    Thank you a lot,
    Adrian

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    Default Re: Rumor about heated honey

    More information about feeding infants honey is here:

    http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu/asset...ants_Honey.pdf
    Note that the link above recommends not to feed honey to children under one year od.
    Graham
    -- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman

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    Default Re: Rumor about heated honey

    thank you a lot

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    Default Re: Rumor about heated honey

    The issue of honey and heating is HMF (Hydroxymethyl furfural). It is slightly toxic to bees. Not that toxic to humans unless it's in large amounts, but it is often used to measure how much the honey has been heated. The issue of infants is about Botulism. It really isn't about honey, it's about raw food (which honey is) and that you shouldn't feed raw food to infants. Most infants manage of course... there have been many discussions before...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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