27 Sep '12, 7am

Ever wonder why you shouldn’t metal for your #honey? #FoodScience

Ever wonder why you shouldn’t metal for your #honey? #FoodScience

Text and Images by Elaine Ng @ Makansutra You may have heard in whispers among the older generation “don’t use the kopi metal spoon or iron fork for your grandma’s delicately made achar”. There may be some truth to this myth. Honey is one product that is popularly associated with this metal spoon tale. Ms Pearline Goh, founder of Honeyworld, will not recommend her consumers to use a metal spoon, regardless aluminium or stainless steel. “Pure honey contains minimal acids that may react with the metal composites. Also, the live enzymes present in Manuka honey are active and may react with metals resulting in a loss of activity,” explains Ms Goh. While the use of metal does not render it dangerous to consume, she suggests the use of inert materials like plastic and porcelain to maximise the benefits of honey. Wooden honey stirrers, on the other hand, are not essential; but th...

Full article: http://www.makansutra.com/foodblog/?p=7798

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