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Honey nutrition

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Let’s dive into the nutrition of pure honey in general. The exact chemical composition and nutrition of pure honey vary depending on the types of flowers that the bees gather their nectar from and the country and environment. Honey contains beneficial compounds like antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamins.

One tablespoon or 21 grams (g) of raw honey provides approximately 64 calories and 16 g of sugar, although these values may differ between brands and batches. Honey also contains small amounts of essential vitamins and minerals like niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, and zinc.

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While honey naturally contains sugar, a little over half of the sugar in honey is fructose, which has been linked to several health problems. Nevertheless, honey may still be a healthier option than table sugar, with some research suggesting that it may protect against diabetes and help to improve cholesterol levels.

Honey are considered medium GI food at level of 58 ( meaning its impact on blood sugar levels).
The GI score for glucose, and white bread, is 100. Here is the scale :
low-GI foods score under 55
medium-GI foods score 55–70
high-GI foods score above 70
Please consume in moderation.
Over consumption can lead to rapid increase in blood sugar, obesity and other health complications.