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Table 1 Nutritional composition of honey*

From: Nutraceutical values of natural honey and its contribution to human health and wealth

  Blossom honey Honeydew honey
Range Mean Range Mean
Water 15 – 20 17.2 15 – 20 16.3
Total sugars   79.7   80.5
 Monosaccharides     
  fructose 30 – 45 38.2 28 – 40 31.8
  glucose 24 – 40 31.3 19 – 32 26.1
 Disaccharides     
  sucrose 0.1 – 4.8 0.7 0.1 – 4.7 0.5
  others 2.0 – 8.0 5.0 1.0 – 6.0 4.0
 Trisaccharides     
  oligosaccharides   3.1   10.1
  erlose 0.5 – 6.0 0.8 0.1 – 6.0 0.1
  melezitose   < 0.1 0.3 – 22 4.0
  others 0.5 – 1.0 0.5 0.1 – 6.0 3.0
Minerals 0.1 – 0.5 0.2 0.6 – 2.0 0.9
Amino acids, proteins 0.2 – 0.4 0.3 0.4 – 0.7 0.6
Acids 0.2 – 0.8 0.5 0.8 – 1.5 1.1
pH value 3.2 – 4.5 3.9 4.5 – 6.5 5.2
  1. *Data in g/100 g of honey, Adapted from [2, 3].