Researchers have just confirmed something that every health food addict knew all along. Honey is healthier than sugar, and dark honey is healthier than light honey.
The flavor of honey has always depended on the source of the nectar gathered by bees. Reasearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report that they analyzed 19 samples of honey from 14 different sources. They found that honey from Illinois buckwheat flowers contained 20 times more anti-oxidants that honey from California sageflowers.Anti-oxidants are the tiny chemical agents of health more usually associated with fresh fruit and vegetables: they are nature's counter to other chemicals called free radicals which are blamed for arthritis, strokes and cancer.