6 Health Facts About Honey

 

 

1. The ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks, and Romans applied honey to wounds and used it to heal the gut.

 

2. At one time in Egypt it was the most famous food, being mentioned 500 times in 900 remedies.[1]

 

3. In addition to lots of carbohydrates (sugar), honey contains numerous healthy, body-loving compounds, such as organic acids, proteins, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.[2]

 

4. Honey contains all of the water-soluble vitamins, with vitamin C being the most abundant.[3]

 

5. Researchers have advocated for the use of honey as an everyday sweetener to improve health.[4]* 

 

6. The color of honey influences its antioxidant content, as darker honey is known to have a higher amount of antioxidants called polyphenols than lighter honey.[5][6]

 

 

Sources: 


[1] Al-Jabri AA. Honey, milk and antibiotics. Afr J Biotechnol. 2005;4:1580–1587

[2] White JW. Composition of American Honeys. Washington, DC, USA: Agricultural Research Service, USDA; 1962
[3] Abdulwahid A, Joseph PC, Kennedy HE. Nutraceutical values of natural honey and its contribution to human health and wealth. Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012;9, article 61
[4] Honey with high levels of antioxidants can provide protection to healthy human subjects.
Schramm DD, Karim M, Schrader HR, Holt RR, Cardetti M, Keen CL, J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Mar 12; 51(6):1732-5.
[5] Khalil MI, Alam N, Moniruzzaman M, Sulaiman SA, Gan SH. Phenolic acid composition and antioxidant properties of Malaysian honeys. Journal of Food Science. 2011;76(6):C921–C928.
[6] Frankel SM, Robbinson GE, Berenbaum MR. Antioxidant capacity and correlated characteristics of 14 unifloral honeys. J Apicultural Res. 1998;37:27–31.

 

 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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