Honey is a thick liquid that is generally similar to syrup and has a sweet taste, although there are certain types of honey that have a sour and bitter taste. Honey comes from honey-producing bees. The sweetness that is present in honey is due to the presence of fructose monosaccharide and glucose in honey.
Honey itself generally consists of a mixture of fructose compounds (± 38.5) and glucose (± 31). Honey also contains carbohydrate-rich substances such as maltose, carbohydrates and other complex sucrose.
Honey contains natural sugar compounds that are much safer to consume than sugar or sucrose. This is because honey has a lower glycemic index compared to sugar as mentioned in the study of Shambaugh et al., In 1990. IG or the glycemic index is a measure to express the speed of a food in increasing blood sugar levels. That is, by replacing sugar with honey …Continue reading