The Unique Properties of Honey as Related to Its Application in Food Processing

  • Tsila Dvir


Honey has a wide range of characteristics which differentiate it from sugar and other sweeteners. Some of the unique features of honey are the following:
  • Honey is a natural ingredient. Nowadays, when natural foods are so valued, this is very significant.

  • As opposed to the common belief, honey is not particularly calorie rich.

  • Honey contains many important nutritional values, like minerals and vitamins.

  • Honey has an important role in natural health care. It has potential in prevention and treatment of certain diseases.

  • Honey can serve many functions in cooking like browning (especially with microwave). It is an excellent bonding material and an ideal base for sauces.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsila Dvir
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  1. 1.Human Nutrition UnitMinistry of AgricultureTel AvivIsrael

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