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What is honey?

About the ingredient honey. Including 2,062 recipes with honey, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.



The main uses of honey are in cooking, baking, as a spread on breads, and as an addition to various beverages such as tea and as a sweetener in some commercial beverages.

According to international food regulations, "honey stipulates a pure product that does not allow for the addition of any other substance...this includes, but is not limited to, water or other sweeteners". Honey barbecue and honey mustard are common and popular sauce flavours.

Honey is the main ingredient in the alcoholic beverage mead , which is also known as "honey wine" or "honey beer". Historically, the ferment for mead was honey's naturally occurring yeast. Honey is also used as an adjunct in beer

As with all nutritive sweeteners, honey is mostly sugars and contains only trace amounts of vitamins or minerals.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (339g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1030Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 279.3g 93%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 278.4
Protein 1.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Honey is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Honey is a member of the Sweets US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does honey weigh?

Measure Grams
1 cup 339
1 tbsp 21
1 packet (0.5 oz) 14

In Chinese:蜂蜜
British (UK) term: Honey
en français:miel
en español:miel

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