To what extent does cooking honey destroy its beneficial health properties?

Saturday,August 3, 2013 @ 05:39

Question by Kiko: To what extent does cooking honey destroy its beneficial health properties?
I’ve been all around the internet and cannot find a suitable answer; from what I’ve read, I’ve seen that heating/cooking with honey (Yes, I’m using the raw variety) negates some health benefits. My main concern is whether or not it makes the honey into a high-GI carb. I want to bake with it as a healthful alternative to sugar, but if the case is that cooked honey is high on the glycemic index, I suppose I’ll have to settle with xylitol or something.

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Answer by Jonah
There is nothing in honey to be destroyed by heat – it’s just sugars. There are no nutrients in honey other than carbohydrate, you won’t be losing anything.

The only thing that will convert the sugar in honey into a higher-GI would be breaking it down with enzymes into simpler sugars – and baking will not due that.

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