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Question on honey

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WhoahThere Mon 08-Aug-11 09:26:38

Does cooking honey kill botulism? On complete autopilot I have just tossed some parsnips in a mixture of orange juice, mustard and - you guessed it - honey! Was supposed to be for DD's lunch....


HarrietJones Mon 08-Aug-11 09:28:23

I'm hoping so as dh mentioned at the end of our roast yesterday that the pork had honey on. Don't think dd3 ate much of it but it was in the gravy

CubiksRube Mon 08-Aug-11 10:16:31

Coincidentally, I checked this the other day out of idle interest.

As far as I can tell, the spore can only be killed by boiling at 121 degreesC for three minutes. So no, normal boiling/cooking doesn't kill it.

BertieBotts Mon 08-Aug-11 10:17:35

No it doesn't.

WhoahThere Mon 08-Aug-11 10:36:01

Oh, bugger. Parsnips for lunch for me then!

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