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Nutritional Content

A Jar of Honey

Nutritionally, natural honey contains about 75 80% sugar and the rest is a mixture of minerals including phosphorus, calcium and magnesium, enzymes and water.

Honey is high in energy. One teaspoon of honey gives about 15 calories, but because it is a natural product the composition of honey is highly variable.

A typical blended honey contains the following, per 100g:

Energy307 calories
Protein0.4g
Carbohydrates (all sugar)76.4g
SodiumTrace
FatNil

A monofloral, unpasturised honey may contain, per 100g:

Total sugars77.9g
Of which:
         Fructose38.2g
         Glucose31.0g
         Sucrose1.5g
         Maltose7.2g
Water17.1g
Other Carbohydrates4.2g
Minerals, Vitamins & Enzymes0.5g

Minerals may include traces of calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, selenium and manganese, there may be traces of vitamin B (riboflavin, niacin) and a small amount of vitamin C.



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