Re: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isnít Honey
OK....are these minerals and vitamins only in raw honey? "Abundant" isn't accurate. The table below is from Wikipedia...note that the percentages given are the percentage of the USDA recommnded daily intake....if one eats 3.5oz of honey a day (that's almost a quarter of a pound).
Originally Posted by brooksbeefarm
Copper...not even on the radar
Etc and so forth....nothing comes in at more than 3% of the USDA recommendations. How much honey are you planning to eat? How much nutrition do you expect to get out of it? Add the carbohydrates (82.4%) and water (17.1%), you get 99.5% of what is in honey. Everything else combined (including pollen) is .5% of the weight of honey.
For something like iron (which you mentioned specifically), you would have to eat 3000 grams (6.5lbs) pounds of honey to get a single days requirements. We have a customer that can eat 2lbs of honey in a day (no, we won't share him)....I've never seen anyone eat 6lbs in a day. Even water (which is at a very high concentration compared with any of these other substances,) is only 17ml in the quarter pound of honey...the recommended (by the Mayo clinic) amount of water for an adult male is 3L....so about 10lbs of honey to get your water for the day....good luck
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,272 kJ (304 kcal)
Carbohydrates 82.4 g
- Sugars 82.12 g
- Dietary fiber 0.2 g
Fat 0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Water 17.10 g
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.038 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.121 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.068 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6 0.024 mg (2%)
Folate (vit. B9) 2 μg (1%)
Vitamin C 0.5 mg (1%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.42 mg (3%)
Magnesium 2 mg (1%)
Phosphorus 4 mg (1%)
Potassium 52 mg (1%)
Sodium 4 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.22 mg (2%)
Shown is for 100 g, roughly 5 tbsp.
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
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