Honey gets its natural sweetness from monosaccharides (simple sugars) fructose and glucose and has about the same sweetness as granulated sugar give or take. It has terrific properties for baking and wonderful flavor as a sweetener. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey, so sealed honey does not spoil, even after thousands of years. There are 46 calories in one tablespoon of honey. There are many grades and forms as well as classifications and characteristics and it has a long history and cultural significance throughout time.

Honey is wonderful as a sweetener, but don’t forget how essential it is in great recipes when cooking & baking!

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