This is a basic summary of honey nutrition.
There is much more detail on my page comparing honey vs sugar. It breaks down:
It's useful to compare honey and sugar, because basic sugar offers only carbohydrate value to the diet, and nothing else. But what if you compare honey with the humble apple? There are some interesting findings! Take a look here if you'd like this level of detail here.
There is also some useful content about the energy value of honey in my ‘Calories in Honey’ page.
Few people think about the ethics of buying honey! Yet bees are going through a hard time, and we need to ensure we take care of the ones we have. Where possible, please try to support ethical practices - remember the bees NEED their honey, actually, humans don't need it.
Not only that, it doesn't always occur to people that what they are actually buying is not honey, but rather a blend of honey and inferior ingredients, such as corn syrup (this depends on the country in which you live). Anyone interested in honey nutrition, I'm sure, will want to know what their jar of 'honey' really containts. Learn more about buying honey here.
Why is this happening?
We could blame the lack of labelling
regulations or even a shortage of honey. But at the end of the day,
supermarkets compete to bring you 'CHEAP' and we, the consumer, fall for
it. And so unfortunately, this allows standards to drop, and that is
what we get - honey that isn't really honey, or honey that is so blended
with other ingredients, we are no longer buying the product we thought we were.
So back to the topic of Honey Nutrition and the specific nutritional value of honey........
Honey Nutritional Values
Here it is, a very basic summary of the nutritional properties of a typical blended honey:
100g of honey contains:
Total carbohydrate: 76.4g
(1 tablespoon provides approximately 6% of the recommended daily value of carbohydrate, based on a diet of 2000 daily calories)
Various minerals, vitamins and enzymes.
NOTE, honey products vary in nutritional value! There may be subtle differences in the honey product itself, depending on the diet of the honey bees. Honey bees may have fed from a range of
blossoms and floral sources, or they may have fed
primarily from one crop – perhaps if the bees have been used to providing
pollination services for farmers over vast acres of one crop type, for
There are more links to further information about the health benefits of eating honey on this link.
If you want to know more about honey and weight loss, click here.
Did you know, honey has been used for many years in the medicine cabinet to make a variety of home remedies?
Vinegar and Honey Home Remedies
Honey and Cinnamon Cures.
More links of interest:
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