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The "Magic" of Honey

When archaeologists opened pyramids and Egyptian tombs that were over 3 thousand years old, they discovered ceramic jars filled with honey that, to their surprise, was still edible.

Sure, it was candied and crystallized, but otherwise it had not spoiled, a marvelous mystery that borderlined the mystic, justifying why honey had long been known as "the food of the gods".

How could that be, they wondered?

In reality, there was, as it turns out, a perfectly good scientific explanation behind this phenomenon.