Honey has an extremely favorable effect upon us. It is a biologically active product and has a very rich and complicated composition. The exact composition of honey depends on the flowers that bees are pollinating. Everything it contains is necessary and useful for human health. There are over 300 substances found in honey, which favorably affect the metabolic processes in the body.
If you need more detailed information, here is a comprehensive list of honey ingredients
- sugars - 38% fructose, 31% glucose, 5% dextrin and 1.5-3% sucrose;
- 0.1 to 2.3% protein,
- 0.1-0.2% mineral substances;
- 0.003 to 0.2% salts of organic acids (malic, lactic, of sorrel, citric and tartaric);
- almost all known naturally trace elements (iron, phosphoric, magnesium, calcium, copper, sulfur, potassium, cobalt, germanium, gold, etc.);
- enzymes - substances that in very small quantities significantly accelerate the processes of metabolism (invertase, diastase, amylase, phosphatase, etc.)
- in small amounts of vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, H, K, C , E, PP, provitamin A);
- antibacterial, antifungal and anti-diabetic, hormonal, aromatic, coloring and etc. substances;
- certain biogenic stimulators, which increase the life of the organism, as well as to 18-20% water.
The honey collected from different plants differs both in aroma and taste, and in composition of ingredients also. The contents of vitamins in honey is increased by increasing the amount of pollen in it. It is known that vitamins in vegetables, fruits and other products inevitably and progressively decrease during storage. This does not apply to honey. Vitamins and any other elements it contains are stored perfectly.