Common questions about honey!

Common questions about honey!

What’s raw honey? 

Raw honey is honey that has not been heated above 36 degrees centigrade or blended with lower quality honeys or sweeteners, raw honey is as it was when it was harvested from the bee hives, with all the health and taste benefits preserved, just as the bees intended.

What are the health benefits of honey?

Honey, in particular raw honey contains natural nutrients and antioxidants that come from the pollen, nectar and bees themselves. The content of nutrients and antioxidants will be dependent on many different factors such as the local flora harvested by the bees and the local climate.

Is honey better for you than sugar? 

Table sugar is higher than honey on the glycemic index (GI) (a scale of how your body breaks down and digests carbohydrates, and therefore importantly how fast food raises your blood sugar). The GI varies with the amount of fructose (table sugar is 50:50 glucose and fructose), honey contains more fructose, as a result it is sweeter. Importantly honey also contains numerous nutrients and antioxidants that are not found in regular table sugar.

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