When eaten in its raw form and organically, honey can be somewhat nutritious, despite being high in natural sugars. Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and medicine and yes, it does contain some nutrients. However, these nutrients are mostly the antioxidants found in honey which are organic acids and flavonoids. But be careful when consuming honey, because while it is still a natural sugar, it is still very high in sugars and should be avoided by diabetics. When it comes to skin problems though, honey can be very benefical.

A rich source of: vitamin B6, flavonoids, niacin, pantothenic acid.


Serving Size grams 25
Teaspoons of table sugar equivalent 3.6
Glycemic Index 55
Glycemic Load 9.9
Potential GI Range 55±5
Energy (kcal) 288
Energy (kJ) 1229
Water (g) 17.5
Starch (g) 0
Total sugars (g) 76.4
Glucose (g) 34.6
Galactose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 41.8
Sucrose (g) 0
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 0.4
Protein (g)/100kcal 0.1
Protein % of calories 0.6
Carbohydrate (g) 76.4
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 26.5
Carb % of calories 106.1
Fat (g) 0
Fat (g)/100kcal 0
Fat % of calories 0
Satd FA /100g fd (g) 0
Mono FA /100g food (g) 0
Poly FA /100g food (g) 0
Trans FAs /100g food (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 7
Potassium (mg) 373
Calcium (mg) 44
Magnesium (mg) 21
Phosphorus (mg) 74
Iron (mg) 0.8
Copper (mg) 0.1
Zinc (mg) 0.6
Chloride (mg) 70
Manganese (mg) 0.3
Selenium (µg) 1
Iodine (µg) 2
Vitamin D (µg) 0
Vitamin E (mg) 1.8
Thiamin (mg) 0.3
Riboflavin (mg) 0.2
Niacin (mg) 0.8
Tryptophan/60 (mg) 0.8
Niacin equivalent (mg) 1.6
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0
Folate (µg) 72
Pantothenate (mg) 0.6
Biotin (µg) 3.8
Vitamin C (mg) 60
Alcohol (g) 0
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 0
AOAC fibre (g) 0
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Retinol (µg) 0
Carotene (µg) 364
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 61