Who Misses Honey?

Amy Tenderich
By Amy Tenderich Latest Reply 2011-10-05 20:28:44 -0500
Started 2008-10-30 12:59:13 -0500

Personally, I haven't eaten honey since I was diagnosed. So I was very excited to hear about this:

http://www.honeytreehoney.com/

It's a new sugar-free imitation honey. NOTE: I couldn't figure out exactly how many carbs are in it, but it's got to be a heck of a lot less than the real thing.

And the company donates a portion of product sales to the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami (www.diabetesresearch.org). Very cool!


9 replies

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-10-05 20:28:44 -0500 Report

I MISS HONEY! I grew up on the farm keeping bees and we had honey on almost EVERYTHING! I even used it to sweeten my coffee when I was in college. Haven't had honey for several years now. I do miss it!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-31 19:42:11 -0500 Report

Cute website and good to know place to buy honey. The prices are pretty reasonable if you buy the case. Yummmm.
I personally can't use honey and have been turned on to Agave. They list it on their site too, but I don't see where it is available for purchase. I would like to buy a case of that.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2008-10-31 12:09:23 -0500 Report

Luckily, I can use honey in my hot tea and on my toast and have not had a problem with spikes in blood sugar.

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-10-30 14:49:10 -0500 Report

OK, so it's not a miracle product and certainly not totally devoid of carbs, but if you're dying for a taste of honey, maybe a nice option.

:) AmyT

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-30 13:27:21 -0500 Report

According to one the reviews, this product has 17g of carbs per tbsp. I don't know if that is completely accurate or not.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-10-30 13:14:59 -0500 Report

Well, I don't know. The breakdown of sweeteners is approx 2g sorbitol, 12g maltitol and 3g of other sugar alcohols per 21g of product. That adds up to 17g of sugar alcohol which will have varying results for each person. On average 1/3-2/3 of the sugar alcohols will get digested as carbs so about 6g-12g of carb on average so approx 40%-75% less than regular honey. Add on the problems that some people have with sugar alcohols and the lack of all the good nutrients that come with honey and it's probably not the miracle product that they make out but may be a good option for some people.

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