I have heard that honey should never be cooked because it becomes
toxic. I am specifically talking about baking. Is this correct?
L.H. , Mount Lawley, Western Australia
This is correct, yes, according to India's classical medical science,
Ayurveda. You should avoid cooking with honey in any way, as it
becomes toxic when heated. Honey must never be heated above 40 degrees
It is better to use sugar for baking instead. My favourite is
raw sugar. Honey can always be drizzled on cold afterwards.
Also, if making hot drinks like a hot herbal tea with honey, always
cool your drink to body temperature before adding the honey. If
you want to drink it 'piping hot', use sugar.
Previous Answer >>