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How many carbs are there in honey?

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There are 23 grams of carbohydrates in 1 ounce of honey, almost all of which comes from sugar. An ounce of honey also contains 1 milligram of sodium and 85 calories.

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Honey contains fructose, glucose, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and phosphate. Its slightly acidic pH level helps prevent the growth of bacteria, and it contains antioxidant qualities to control free radicals.

While studies regarding the health benefits of honey are ongoing, there is evidence that honey may prevent gastroesophageal reflux, and it may shorten the duration of bacterial diarrhea in children. There is also some evidence that honey treats wounds and burns, minimizes seasonal allergies and fights infections.

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