Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

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The Smithsonian has a great article on The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life.

A combination of low moisture content, high acidity and a little magic from the bees allow honey to last forever. Archaeologists have found pots of unspoiled honey in ancient Egyptian tombs.

The same properties that allow honey to last forever, also make it an excellent natural wound dressing.