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Vitamins & Minerals

We all know that natural honey is a superfood with great nutritional value. We often hear about vitamins and minerals in honey but most of the times we are unaware of their quantities.

BAL.HONEY is always transparent and we would like to share with you an analysis conducted by UKAS accredited laboratory - Premier Analytical Services* regarding the vitamin and mineral content in our honey.

It is important to stress that only raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered honey contains minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Processed honey that has been heated and ultra filtered loses all the nutrients throughout the process. You can read more about the differences between raw and processed honey on our blog post.

Minerals

  • Both of our honeys contain significant amounts of Potassium, Phosphorus and Calcium. For a good comparison we can use an apple that has 108 mg of Potassium per 100g, our Sainfoin White Honey contains 16.4 mg per 100g and our Wildflower Mountain Honey contains 42.8 mg per 100g. Potassium decreases the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones.
  • With regards to phosphorus, a medium sized apple contains 20 mg of Phosphorus, compared to 3.8 mg and 4.23 mg for Sainfoin White Honey and Wildflower Mountain Honey respectively. Phosphorus works with calcium to help strengthen bones. You need the right amount of both calcium and phosphorus for bone health.
  • Our Sainfoin White Honey contains 1.4 mg/100g of Calcium and Wildflower Mountain Honey contains 3.07 mg/100g of Calcium, to compare an apple contains 6 mg/100g. Calcium has several important functions in our body, these include helping build strong bones and teeth, regulating muscle contractions, including your heartbeat and making sure blood clots normally.

Mineral type

Sainfoin White Honey 

Wildflower Mountain Honey

Calcium

1.40 mg/100g

3.07 mg/100g

Iron

0.0409 mg/100g

0.112 mg/100g

Magnesium

0.5 mg/100g

0.8 mg/100g

Phosphorus

3.80 mg/100g

4.23 mg/100g

Potassium

16.4 mg/100g

42.8 mg/100g

Manganese

<0.03 mg/100g

0.032 mg/100g

Copper

<0.3 mg/kg

<0.3 mg/kg

Zinc

0.05 mg/100g

0.04 mg/100g

 

Vitamins

Our honey contains Vitamins B comparable to certain fruits or vegetables. Yet, if we were to feed ourselves exclusively on fruits, we won’t be able to cover the necessary daily dose of vitamin B. Just like when eating exclusively honey. Natural honey is great supplement to a balanced diet.

  • Raw honey contains vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin. Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin that helps to fuel the body’s energy by converting carbohydrates into sugar. It also helps with the breakdown of fats and amino acids.
  • Raw honey contains vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 is present in your blood plasma where it maintains the balance of hormones and keeps the nervous system in top condition.
  • Raw honey is rich in vitamin C. Medical experts believe vitamin C to be one of the most effective vitamins available to humans. It boosts the immune system, helping to protect the body from infections and disease. Vitamin C is also great for the skin and can be topically absorbed. This means that raw honey can be smoothed onto the skin as a face cleanser and also to ease topical symptoms such as burns, rashes and dry skin.
  • Vitamin B3 – also known as niacin – is one of the eight essential B vitamins. It helps to release energy from the food we eat, supports normal nervous system function, fights fatigue and also helps keep skin healthy.

Vitamin type

Sainfoin White Honey

Wildflower Mountain Honey

Total Vitamin B3

<0.1 mg/100g

<0.1 mg/100g

Nicotinamide (part of Vitamin B3)

<0.1 mg/100g

<0.1 mg/100g

Nicotinic acid (part of Vitamin B3)

<0.1 mg/100g

<0.1 mg/100g

Vitamin B2

0.02 mg/100g

0.04 mg/100g

Vitamin C

1.3 mg/100g

2.5 mg/100g

Vitamin B5

0.1 mg/100g

0.03 mg/100g

 

It is not only about the quantities of the vitamins, but about all its compounds. For example, there is no need of huge quantities of Vitamin C, because flavonoids from honey prevents the Vitamin C disintegration, and gives it an effect which is several times stronger. The synergy between all elements of raw honey makes it a unique, incredibly healthy product.

*Premier Analytical Services - The Lord Rank Centre, Lincoln Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 3QS, United Kingdom

Analysis of minerals in Wildflower Mountain Honey

 Analysis of minerals in Sainfoin White Honey

 

Analysis of vitamins in Wildflower Mountain Honey

Analysis of vitamins in Sainfoin White Honey