Honey is a mixture of Carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other compounds. It contains a number of enzymes, including invertase, glucose, oxidase, catalase, and acid phosphorylase. Honey also contains eighteen amino acids, the most abundant of which is proline. It contains trace amounts of the vitamins B2, B4,B5,B6,B11 and Vitamin C. Minerals like calcium ,iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, Selenium, chromium and manganese are also found in Honey . The main group of antioxidants in Honey are the flavonoids, of which,pinocembrin is unique to honey and bee propolis. Naturally darker Honey has greater antioxidant properties.
Ascetic, butanoic, formic, Citric, succinic, lactic, Malic, pyroglutamic, gluconic acids, and number of aromatic acids are found in honey. Bee’s Honey is free of cholesterol.