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Honey Composition

Research has shown that honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
Flavonoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants, are also found in honey.
The amount and type of these compounds depend largely on the floral source.
The values below are an average composition of honey. Any one type of honey may differ significantly from this average.

Average Amount in 100 grams of Honey

Energy: 335 Kilocalories or 1400 Kilojoules

Fructose: 38.5 g

Glucose: 31 g

Water: 17.1 g

Maltose: 7.20 g

Sucrose: 1.5 g

Thiamine: < 0.006 mg

Riboflavine: < 0.06 mg

Niacin: < 0.36 mg

Pantothenic acid: < 0.11 mg

Pyridoxine: < 0.32 mg

Ascorbic acid: 2.2 - 2.4 mg

Calcium: 4.40 -9.20 mg

Copper: 0.003 - 0.10 mg

Iron: 0.06 - 1.5 mg

Magnesium: 1.2 - 3.5 mg

Phosphorus: 1.9 - 6.3 mg

Potassium: 13.2 - 16.8 mg

Sodium: 0.00 - 7.6 mg

Zinc: 0.03 - 0.4 mg



 

Nutrition
It's not just versatile, varied, and delicious. Research has shown that honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants3. Flavonoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants, are found in honey3. The amount and type of these compounds depend largely on the floral source3.