Honey: Are There Health Benefits From This Ancient Plant Compound?

Honey: Are There Health Benefits From This Ancient Plant Compound?

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Honey: Are There Health Benefits From This Ancient Plant Compound?

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Honey Contains Some Nutrients

Nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey (21 grams) contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, including fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose.

It contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein.

It also contains trace amounts — under 1% of the RDI — of several vitamins and minerals, but you would have to eat many pounds to fulfill your daily requirements.

Where honey shines is in its content of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. Darker types tend to be even higher in these compounds than lighter types.

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