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I got some cappings from a neighbor and when I separated it (on the stove) I got the beeswax and some really dark "honey". I didn't use a double boiler but rather, heated it on very low heat for a long time.....I'm wondering if the leftover dark honey (its dark like molasses) is still edible and did I kill off any nutrients in it by heating it?
 

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Yes by heating it you did kill some of the nutrient value of it ,But not all. The darker the honey the more pollen the bees has put into it.So it will not harm you to eat it,
I have a lot of people that want the dark honey over the lighter.Mark,,,,,
 

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There are lots of factors that impact honey color. Heating or warming honey will draken it. Honey will darken over time. The nectar source impacts honey color, locust honey can be water white, buckwheat honey is molases black. Heating will impact the flavor. Heating will inactivate enzymes/proteins in the honey. Honey is prodominately sugars.

Try it and if you like it eat it. If you don't like it cook with it. If you still don't like it feed it to your bees.

Tom
 

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It turned dark because you heated it. Regardless of what color it was, it is darker after you heat it. I melt cappings in the oven on low and I use that honey for baking. It's great for cooking as you were going to heat it anyway when you cooked with it...
 

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It turned dark because you heated it. Regardless of what color it was, it is darker after you heat it. I melt cappings in the oven on low and I use that honey for baking. It's great for cooking as you were going to heat it anyway when you cooked with it...
Thank you all for all of your input. I have saved it and I use it for baking and to sweeten tea with but wasn't sure of the nutrient value in it after heating it. I would appreciate if anyone can tell me how to separate it without losing all the nutrients in it....thanks so much :)
 
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