Honey: Nutritional and Medicinal Value

F. R. Khan; Z. Ul. Abadin; N. Rauf


Int J Clin Pract. 2007;61(10):1705-1707. 

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Honey as Nutrition

Honey supplies energy at 64 calories per tablespoon, providing fuel to working muscles. Honey is a source of simple carbohydrates. Its composition on average is 17.1% water, 82.4% total carbohydrate and 0.5% proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The average carbohydrate content is mainly fructose (38.5%) and glucose (31%). The remaining 12.9% of carbohydrates is made up of maltose, sucrose and other sugars.

Nutrition facts: Serving size (100 g) Amount per serving calories: 304, total fat, 0 g 0%; saturated fat, 0 g 0%; cholesterol, 0 mg 0%; sodium, 4 mg 0%; total carbohydrates, 82 g 27%; dietary fibre, 0 g ∼ sugars 82 g ∼ protein 0 g 0%; Vit. A, 0%; Vit. C, 0%; Iron, 2%; Calcium, 0%.


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