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Food Storage Essentials: How does honey compare to sugar?

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  • Kate ,
    Feb. 18, 2014 7:29 a.m.

    Honey given to us naturally by God
    Sugar made my man

    That should tell you everything.

    Real Raw Honey has so many health benefits you can't even put it in the same league with sugar! I don't care how much science or education you can lay out in this article or comments. You don't have to worry about all of the worries in this article if you are using what you eat! My honey never last beyond a year because we actually use it not store it.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Feb. 16, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    Remember your Chemistry! Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose, both 6 carbon sugars. Table sugar is sucrose, an organic 12 carbon compound disaccharide composed of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose with the molecular formula C12H22O11. Our digestion breaks sucrose down to fructose and glucose which supplies our bodies with energy. There are no health advantages to honey over table sugar, but consumption of either to excess is not healthy and both will cause obesity and tooth decay unless you brush your teeth to remove the bacteria.

  • Sore loser tampa, fl
    Feb. 15, 2014 11:24 p.m.

    Here's a recipe for you: Pop some unsalted popcorn, put honey on it, then eat. The end.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Feb. 14, 2014 10:45 a.m.

    Refined sugar rots your teeth, and I don't think honey does. Cancerous tumors thrive on refined sugar, so I hear.

  • Beehive1 Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 14, 2014 9:52 a.m.

    Adding too much water to honey can make it spoil. When heating honey in the microwave I recommend using low power. Honey bear containers can melt in high microwave settings. Honey usually won't go bad in storage. It will darken overtime, but is still fine to eat.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 14, 2014 7:09 a.m.

    The 2 foods types of food are Energy and Maintenance. Sugar and honey are energy.