How Many Calories In A Tablespoon Of Honey?


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Connor Sephton Profile
Connor Sephton answered
Honey is very often used as an alternative to sugar, which, from a calorie counting perspective, may seem a little odd because at 64 calories per tablespoon, honey has significantly more calories than sugar.

Although they are both sweeteners, and contain glucose and fructose, they are very different from each other. In sugar, the glucose and fructose are linked together, whereas in honey they are completely separate from each other, and that makes a difference.

Some people have a greater intolerance to glucose than others, some diabetics are a prime example, and so they tolerate honey far better than they do sugar, and in clinical studies, some people have actually shown an improvement in their health through replacing sugar with honey.

Another huge difference between honey and sugar is their nutritional make-up. Sugar may improve the flavour of lots of things but basically it is empty calories with no benefits. Unprocessed honey, on the other hand has significant levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and powerful antioxidants, which have been linked to fighting serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease. In fact, honey contains as many antioxidants as many fruits.

If you are fighting a battle with your weight, then consider replacing any sugar that you use with honey, there may be more calories in the honey, but it is a lot sweeter so you will probably find that you use a lot less of it, and it is a healthier option.
Kashif Maqbool Profile
Kashif Maqbool answered
We are planned to be sweet on sweets, and honey is nature's original sweetener. To start with, the flavor of honey has been prized for centuries. Aristotle called it a small bit of paradise drop from the sky. The flavors and the colors of honey are more diverse than those of one other natural food. This is as its uniqueness depends upon the lot of plants from which the bees feed, which can variety from alfalfa to clover to orange flower. too, the nectar can be influenced by other sweet substances the bees get into. And sometimes strange things happen, like cola flavored honey from bees feeding off soft drink cans.

Serve for serve, honey is more energy packed and sweeter than sugar. A tablespoon of honey has 65 calories, contrast to the 45 calories in a tablespoon of granulated sugar. For cooking uses, one calculate of honey is careful the equal of 1 1/4 of sugar. By the way, because of its rich, sweet taste, some parents dip pacifiers in honey. This is not a good idea. Prolonged use of honey curved in pacifiers is one of the main causes of tooth cavities in young children.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Cavities? How about death to infants under 1. Honey is known to contain the spores of a very potent toxin, Clostridium botulinum. Babies under 1 year old don't have enough good bacteria in their intestines to combat this toxin. It only takes one millionth of a gram of the toxin to kill a baby by paralysis.
Aiden Renolds Profile
Aiden Renolds answered

I think it has about 60 calories. I know it has more calories than sugar, so I wouldn't load up on it. I know that can be hard to do when you're drinking tea though. It's especially hard when you're drinking lemon tea.

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