Both honey and granulated sugar come from natural sources. However, honey, which can be sold raw or pasteurized, undergoes much less processing than white granulated sugar. Raw honey is not subject to any heating or processing and pasteurized honey only has one processing step involved.
Honey is graded by color, and flavor differs as a result of the flower from which the nectar is harvested.
One tablespoon of sugar yields approximately 49 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrate and the same amount of honey yields approximately 68 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrate. However, honey tastes sweeter and you may use less of it and has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar.
The benefits of honey are numerous including having minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Honey is also an energy booster and immune builder. It has both antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Consuming raw local honey is also believed to lessen the effects of season allergies.
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Honey-Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes
3 sweet potatoes , cut lengthwise into wedges
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper (optional)
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl until potatoes are coated. Transfer skin side down. Bake 25-30 min.
2. Whisk honey and soy sauce together in small bowl. Transfer potatoes to platter and brush with honey mixture. Sprinkle with Aleppo pepper.
Source: Today's Dietitian