You've just opened a bottle of wine for dinner. On the label, you see these words: Contains Sulfites. What are sulfites? And what are they doing in your wine?
Today honey is mostly used for its distinctive flavor, but for baking it has another advantage as well: baked goods made with honey take longer to get stale.
The high concentration of sugar in honey forces the water out of any yeast or bacteria cells that could otherwise contaminate the food.
There are several things you can do to waylay bacteria, yeasts, and molds.