Check out the information below about honey.
One tablespoon of honey has 64 calories, 0.1 grams of protein and 17 grams of carbohydrates
The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms). In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse floral sources as Clover, Eucalyptus and Orange Blossoms. In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.
Honey is a natural source of carbohydrates. It is about 38.5% fructose, 31% glucose, 17.1% water, maltose, sucrose, and other complex carbohydrates. Honey also contains many vitamins including B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. Important minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and sodium as well as several amino acids are all found in honey. Antioxidant compounds which can delay damage to cells and tissues, are also found in honey. So far, chrysin, pinobanksin, vitamin C, catalase and pinocembrin have been identified. Generally, darker honeys have higher concentrations of antioxidants than lighter honeys.
Some people that consistently consume local raw honey have notice reduced issues with allergies.
Some of our customers have told us that it cured all of their allergy symptoms!
Some studies have shown that when an individual consumes about a teaspoon a day of local raw honey that their immune system shows resistance to effects from pollen.
Honey Soothes a sore throat.
Honey improves respiratory conditions including chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, sinus problems, and allergies.
Honey reduces inflammation and speeds the healing of wounds.
Honey soothes the skin and clears many skin disorders.
Honey aids in digestion.