From the table here you can see that honey contains only 82% sugar by weight, while sugar contains 99.9%. Good thing about this is that honey has less calories than sugar – woohoo. Honey as you can see in the table on the left is not all sugar but contains minerals, vitamins, water and antioxidants.
Raw honey also contains over 200 elements especially antioxidants. The antioxidants are believed by practitioners and scientists to protect against many forms of diseases.
Raw honey is linked to a range of health benefits, including improved cholesterol and inflammatory markers.