The Nutrition of Organic Honey

17.02.2017. 17:33

Organic honey is not only delicious, this natural sweetener has nutritional value that makes it a great alternative to white table sugar.

The rise of non organic food

The last decade was crucial, the rise of non organic food is bigger than anything. Today you can’t be sure that honey bought in the store is something organic. Organic honey is not treated with pesticides, it is made in natural way, from natural flowers from the wild. There is high increase in imported honey from suspicious source, the only way to be sure is to buy it directly from a beekeeper.

Nutritional value

What do we get in honey? Honey is made of roughly 80 percent of natural sugar, 18 percent of water and 2 percent of vitamins, minerals, pollens and proteins.

There are many vitamins included in honey:

  • Vitamin C
  • B6
  • Niacin
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin​​​​​

If you are interested in minerals included in honey, check this list:

  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus

Of course, you should have in mind that nutritional value of honey vary depending on flowers that bees used for the nectar. That means that organic honey has more vitamins and minerals included than honey that was made by the bees treated with pesticides.

Nutritional Benefits of Honey

  • Is less likely to spike blood sugar level, organic honey have a lower rating on the Glycemic index than table sugar
  • You need less honey in your food, it’s sweeter than sugar
  • Can help relieve constipation
  • Can help to alleviate symptoms of diarrhea
  • You don’t have an appetite? Organic honey can be used as an appetite stimulant
  • Can help against cellular damage, contains antioxidants
  • Can cut down the risk of developing atherosclerosis, reduces the oxidation of bad cholesterol
  • Can help against seasonal allergy symptoms

At the end it’s just your choice will you use natural, organic honey or something else… Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not “honey”.

Organic honey might be expensive, but you can be sure that you bought the real thing