- Contains traces of vitamins and minerals
- May help desensitise allergic reactions
- Kill off germs because it has antibacterial properties
- Low glycemic index (GI)
Except of fructose and glucose, wild honey contains traces of vitamins and minerals. The remainder of honey consists of which are water, pollen and minerals that including magnesium and potassium. The trace amounts of vitamins and minerals found in wild honey may also have added health benefits. Besides, wild honey contains trace amounts of local pollen, which may help desensitise allergic reactions.
Honey may help kill off germs because it has antimicrobial properties. When used as a salve in gel form, it may help relieve cough and sore throat.
Sugar comes from sugarcane or sugar beet. Although it is derived from natural substances, sugar needs a lot of processing before it becomes the finalised product. Besides, sugar is raises blood sugar levels more quickly. This is due to its higher fructose content, and the absence of trace minerals. Sugar cause obesity and spike blood sugar level easily. Due to its composition, sugar has to be ingested before being broken down, so sugar may be harder to digest than honey.