Here you will find some very useful honey information from several questions which I think are frequently asked by people who are exploring honey use.
Ans: For diabetics, it is recommended to start with small dosages, a teaspoon, then gradually increase to two, etc as you monitor your blood sugar closely. Actually, if one has been taking highly processed white table sugar, I don't see why honey, a much more superior form of sugar cannot be tolerated. As some commercial honeys are adulterated by glucose, starch, cane sugar, and even malt, make sure you are consuming pure quality honey from a trusted supplier. More information on this topic in Is Honey Allowed in Diabetic Diet?
Ans: This statement is correct. Chemically, honey is invert sugar. It has a mishmash of both glucose and fructose. The only difference is that honey is honey bee-processed, whereas invert sugar (e.g candies) is man-made!
Ans: We all know that any excessive intake of calories in any form is not good. Yes, honey has more calories, but we actually need to use less of it since it is sweeter than table sugar. As a result, in the long run, you may in fact consume even less amount of calories that you would with table sugar. Moreover, unlike table sugar which is empty calories, honey has nutritional value.
Ans: Yes, >honey contains more fructose, but precisely because it is sweeter, you need less of it.
Ans: All new mothers, please take note of this honey information. Pasteurization cannot remove spores as they are very resistant to killing by physical and chemical agents. To kill spores which are harmful to babies, processors must heat the honey to at least 250 degrees Fahrenheit, under pressure for at least three minutes, but this cannot be done as honey burns under this high temperature, its flavor changes and some health beneficial honey properties are also destroyed. This explains why for so many honey FAQs concerning whether it is okay to feed infant honey, the answer is also a "NO".
Nothing will grow in naturally antibiotic and antiviral honey as long as the moisture content remains under 18%. Natural, raw honey varies from 14% to 18% in moisture content. However, when water is added to honey, natural airborn yeasts can become active in the honey water. So your honey water will turn bad eventually.