Honey Nutritional Facts
The nectar the honeybees collect is comprised of mainly of sucrose and water. Bees add enzymes that create additional chemical compounds, inverting the sucrose into fructose and glucose, and then evaporate the water so that the resulting product will resist spoiling.
Honey is a good source of carbohydrates, containing:
• 80% natural sugar — mostly fructose and glucose. Due to the high level of fructose, honey is sweeter than table sugar.
• 18% water. The less water content the honey has, the better the quality of honey.
• 2% minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein.
Honey is a good source for of vitamins containing B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and certain amino acids. The minerals found in honey include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Honey is also fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free, and contains antioxidants which are good for your health.
More Honey Nutrition Facts, GI
* One tablespoon of natural sweetener honey contains 64 calories.
* Honey has a healthy Glycemic Index (GI), meaning that its sugars can be gradually absorbed into the bloodstream
to result in better digestion. We should try to avoid eating excessive high-glycemic foods which would prompt an
elevatedinsulin release in our body as a result of the pancreas being stimulated to metabolize the sudden surge of glucose
into the blood.
* Honey contains natural minerals and vitamins which help the metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid on the
organs and tissues into the system, hence preventing obesity and promoting better health.