Honey's nutritional profile

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Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates (natural sugars) and water, as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Providing 17 grams of carbohydrates and 64 calories per tablespoon, honey is an all-natural sweetener without any added ingredients. Honey also contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals.

Honey has a [Index] of 31 to 78 (depending on the variety) which means that its sugars are more gradually absorbed into the bloodstream than many other sugar sources.

Generally, darker honeys have higher antioxidant content than lighter honeys.

For a complete nutrient listing, please visit USDA’s National Nutrient Database and enter 19296 in the 'keyword' box.

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