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  1. putt28

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    PROPERTIES & VITAMINS OF HONEY Honey contains more than 180 different substances the complex interrelation of which makes artificial production of honey impossible. The composition and nutritional value of honey differ in relation to the floral sources honeybees have visited. For example, recent research supports the claim that dark coloured honeys have larger amounts of antioxidants. The inorganic contents of honey, minerals and other trace elements, play a significant role in human metabolism and nutrition. Owing to its choline content, honey is appreciated as an excellent tonic and helps people suffering from constipation and other enteric problems. (38.2% fructose, 31.0% glucose,17.1% water, 7.2% maltose, 4.2% trisaccharides & other carbohydrates, 1.5% sucrose, 0.5% minerals, vitamins, enzymes). CARBOHYDRATES:The two main sugars (80-90%) contained in honey, i.e. fructose and glucose. ORGANIC ACIDS:More than 18 different acids (gluconic, citric, melic, formic, etc.) have been identified in honey. PROTEINS
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    PROTEINS & AMINOACIDS:Small quantities of proteins and aminoacids have been identified in honey. The aminoacids come from the pollen. MINERALS:(Trace-elements) The most important elements identified in dark colour honeys (e.g. pine, eucalyptus, heath honeys, etc.) are calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, iron, manganese, copper, etc. ENZYMES:These are found in small quantities but contribute significantly to the structure of honey. They come from the pollen, nectar or produced by the honeybees themselves. VITAMINS:Honey is rather low in vitamin content. However, we cannot ignore them since they help the human body absorb the sugars in honey. The main vitamins found in honey are: A1, B1, B6, B12, C, D, E, folic acid, etc. ANTIOXIDANTSIn general, darker honeys and those high in water content have stronger antioxidant potential. The antioxidants identified thus far are pinocembrin, pinobanksin, chrysin and galagin. Pinocembrin is unique to honey and found in the highest amount relative to other antio
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    antioxidants. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), catalase and selenium are also present. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION OF HONEYThe antimicrobial action of honey has been known since antiquity, as is evidenced by ancient texts on the practical applications of this precious substance. This has been corroborated by Arab and Middle Age texts. In his book "Principles of Medicine", Arab physician Avicenna (1000 BC) provides numerous recipes and recommendations concerning the application of honey for treating wounds. For example, he recommended a certain paste made from honey and wheat as cataplasm for deep wounds. Raw honey has been proved to promote the development of the cutaneous epithelium in lab animals with wounds. The antibacterial action of honey
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    you should try it out, i'd love to use something else besides molasses. i can't even get a ph reading off of it cuz it's so dark. please post the results when you get it

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