Health conscious people always choose honey as their preferred sweetener. Honey is one of the most natural nutritive substances available. It is pure, tasty and not made by humans, therefore it is natural enough to set it in the same category as vegetables, fruits and berries.
Honey´s composition is very diverse and contains over two hundred types of natural substances.
Honey consists primarily of carbohydrates, of which 40% is fructose, 35% is glucose and only 1% is sucrose. Additionally honey contains minerals, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids as well as organic acids. About 17% of honey´s content is water.
Honey´s Nutritional information / 100 g
|Vitamin B2||0,04 mg|
|Vitamin K||0,02 mg|
|Thiamin (B1)||0,01 mg|
|Vitamin C||4,0 mg|
More taste less calories
Honey is perceived to be 1.3 times sweeter than ordinary sugar, yet it has 20% fewer calories. For these reasons, honey´s perceived sweetness when compared to sugar has 40% fewer carbohydrates. Or put another way, you need one hundred grams of sugar for every seventy grams of honey to achieve the same sweetness.
Honey raises blood-sugar levels more slowly than sugar, so it is a more suitable choice for lower glycemic index diets. Honey´s Glycemic Index (GI) value is 55.
Health from honey
Whole, healthy nourishment can be attributed to normal, well-balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, berries and fruits. Honey has a place in a balanced diet as a healthy replacement for white sugar. Even a small amount of honey several times a day, for example, with breakfast porridge or muesli with berries, gives great flavour and also helps strengthen the body’s immune system.