An Overview of Honey: Its Composition, Nutritional and Functional Properties

  title={An Overview of Honey: Its Composition, Nutritional and Functional Properties},
  author={Engin G{\"u}ndoğdu and Song{\"u}l Çakmakçı and İhsan G{\"u}ng{\"o}r Şat},
  journal={Journal of Food Science and Engineering},
Honey is a natural food/product that can be used for various purposes. High-quality honey can be distinguished by flavor and consistency. The composition, appearance, sensory perception and biological effects of honey depend on the floral source used to collect nectar by honeybee, seasonal and climatic factors. Honey flavor is an important factor for the consumer’s choice. About 95% of the honey dry matter is composed of carbohydrates. The main sugars are the monosaccharides fructose and… 

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