Each tablespoon of honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates. One cup of honey contains 279 grams of carbohydrates, including 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 1,031 calories.
Cup for cup, granulated sugar contains fewer carbohydrates than honey ? 1 cup of sugar contains just 200 grams of carbohydrates and 774 calories. Unlike refined sugar, however, honey contains antioxidants and trace amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and magnesium. Granulated sugar is refined; this process strips it of nearly all its nutrients. Since honey is a bit sweeter than granulated sugar, users typically need less of it to sweeten foods.