What are their differences?
Both sweeteners contain glucose and fructose. But for sugar, in the process of manufacturing, the organic acids, protein, nitrogen components, enzymes and vitamins in the sugar cane are ruined, whereas honey, a natural sweetener, issues only to nominal heating.
Here are three honey nutrition facts which will make you feel good about eating honey:
One tablespoon of table sugar or sucrose comprises 46 calories, while one tbsp of organic sweetener honey has 64 calories. Though honey may have more calories, we actually have to use less of it since it is sweeter than table sugar. As a result, you may in fact consume even less amount of calories that you would with sugar. And in the future even though honey is more expensive, it may be more economical than table sugar.
Compared to table sugar, honey has a healthier Glycemic Index (GI) that measures the negative impact of a certain food on the blood-glucose level.
Unlike honey, table sugar lacks vitamins and minerals (hence it’s been often called empty calories), they draw upon the body’s nutrients to be metabolized into the system. When these nutrients are all used up, metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid is slowed, leading to higher cholesterol and promoting obesity due to higher fatty acid on the organs and tissues.