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There are more than 300 unique varieties of honey in the United States, each originating from a different floral source.
To substitute honey for granulated sugar, begin by substituting honey for up to half the sugar in the recipe. Measure honey easily by coating cups or spoons with oil or non-stick spray.
For baked goods, reduce the oven temperature by 25ºF to prevent overbrowning; reduce any liquid by ¼ cup for each cup honey used; and add ½ teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.
All honey will naturally crystalize. Store honey at room temperature. If it becomes crystalized, place the jar in a warm water bath and stir until the crystals dissolve. You may also microwave in a microwave-safe container with the lid off, stirring every 30 seconds until the crystals dissolve. Be careful not to boil or scorch the honey.
Honey should not be fed to babies under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for older children and adults.