Frequently Asked

Is it true that metal spoons should never be used to scoop honey and wooden spoons are recommended?

There are people (not many though it seems) who believe that the acids in honey can decompose copper and iron and produce toxic salts and so generally metal spoons should not be used to avoid the change of honey taste or transfer of undesirable metallic substances.

However, this is surprising because most beekeeper’s equipment is known to be made of stainless steel, thus it very unlikely that the brief contact between the honey and stainless-steel spoon would be of too big an issue and so far, there is no scientific data to substantiate this concern.

Hence, one shouldn’t be unduly worried if they are scooping honey with a spoon made of stainless steel, porcelain, stainless steel, glass, ceramic or even food-grade plastic.

But at El Nahl Honey, we do recommend our honey consumers to consume using plastic spoons or wooden spoons for our honey.

We often heard that if honey attracts ants. Is it a fake honey. Is it true?

The ant test for honey purity is a myth.Ants generally are attracted to sweet foods, and different species of ants (in different places) are attracted to different types of honey (ie depending on the floral varieties) in varying degree.Hence whether ants would be attracted depends on various factors including place (try changing storage place), ant species, honey varietal. (In fact, many beekeepers said ants loved their genuine honey!)Solutions: To keep ants away, wipe the lid of the bottle clean and dry after each use as any drip may attract ants. Change the placement of your honey to a better place.

Where is the best place to store my honey?

The best place to store your honey is at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.

Is honey safe for infants?

We received this question quite a few times. As with any raw, unprocessed foods, honey is not recommended for infants whose immune systems are not fully developed, a process that occurs usually in the first year.Therefore, it is not recommended for children under one year of age.

How do I consume the honey & when is the best time to consume it?

Consume 1 tablespoon every morning on an empty stomach before breakfast for best results. And 1 tablespoon of honey before bed.