Coming Soon: September is National Honey Month!

— Written By Marcus McFarland
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In a few days we will enter into September, Autumn, cool weather, and celebrating honey! September is National Honey Month, and great way to celebrate is learning about the importance of honeybees as well as using honey in some great recipes. Honey is a great substitute for sugar and packed with plenty of nutrients. Less honey can be used in cooking than table sugar because it has a sweeter taste, keeps baked goods more moist, and has a few more calories than table sugar. According to Michigan State University Extension, 1 teaspoon of table sugar yields less 49 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates in comparison to 1 teaspoon of honey, which is 68 calories and 17.2 grams of carbohydrates. However, honey contain beneficial nutrients that table sugar has been removed of due to processing. From the nutrition database through USDA, some of these minerals and nutrients include calcium, phosphorous, and folate. If you would like more information on honey and honeybees, make sure to check out information with the North Carolina State Bee Association at Happy National Honey Month!

“Benefits of honey – Michigan State University Extension”

“Honey – National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release, USDA”