Currently, most health organizations, including the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, still classify honey as either free sugar or added sugar. Although honey contains a significant amount of sugar, it differs from regular sugar. Numerous studies and experts have indicated that honey may benefit metabolism, specifically by reducing blood sugar levels.
Types of Sugars Found in Honey
Honey is a delightful gift from nature. With variations based on the source plants and other factors, there are more than 300 types of honey worldwide.
In general, honey is made up of about 17 percent water, and 95 to 99 percent of the remaining dry matter is sugar. Among these sugars, the major components are fructose and glucose. On average, 100 grams of honey contains approximately 38.5 grams of fructose and 31 grams of glucose.
Notably, 14 percent of the sugars in honey are rare sugars, many of which are formed during the maturation process of honey. These rare sugars are uncommon in nature and are believed to have beneficial health effects.

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