Nutritional Information

Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs)

Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) are a guild to the amount of energy, protein, carbohydrate, fat, fibre and sodium (salt) you should typically consume each day to maintain a health diet. It is important to bear in mind that they are guidelines calculated for an average adult with a healthy weight and average activity level.

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  Adults
Energy 2000 kcal
Protein 45g
Carbohydrates
(of which sugar)
230g
(90g)
Fat
(of which saturates)
70g
(20g)
Fibre 24g
Sodium 2.4g
Equivalent as salt 6g

(Source: http://www.foodfitness.org.uk/what_are.aspx)

Its also important to note that a value for Sodium is typically listed in product nutritional information tables. This is different from Salt. In order to calculate the grams of Salt from the grams of Sodium simply multiply the Sodium value by 2.54.
For example 0.5g Sodium is equal to 1.27g of Salt.


Nutritional Information of honey

Moisture: 15 - 21%
Sugars (glucose, fructose,maltose, saccharose) : 77 - 80%
Metals (K, Ca, Cl, Na, Mg)
Trace elements (Fe, Cu, Mn, Si )
Enzymes (invertase, diastase, catalase)
Organic acids (gluconic, acetic, malic, galactic, citric)
Regylating substances ( acetylcholine, choline)
Amino acids (many, in small quantities)
Pigments (carotene, flavenoids)
Aromatic compounds ( benzaldehyde, pinene)
Vitamins (ascorbic acid, riboflavin, thiamine (1), nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, pantotheninc acid)

Source: Thrasuvoulou A.. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
Beekeeping Laboratory / Department of Agricultural Science


Caloric values for specific Greek honey variety/h2>
Honey variety Caloric valute (kilocalories)
.. Kcal/Kg
Pine tree honey 3080
Orange blossom honey 3299
Coton blossom honey 3300
Thyme blossom honey 3515
Fir tree honey 3422
Heather blossom honey 3521
Sunflower blossom honey 3755

Source: Thrasuvoulou A. et al. 1994.Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
Beekeeping Laboratory / Department of Agricultural Science


Antioxidant activity of a variety of foods

Food Antioxidant activity
(eq / mg)
Black tea 2120 X 10 -3
Sweet peppers 14,15 X 10 -3
Broccoli 13,63 X 10 -3
Oranges 5,680 X 10 -3
Tomatoes 2,830 X 10 -3
Honey 0,855 X 10 -3

Source: Frankel et al, 1998


Concentration 22 (hydrogen peroxide) based on
the plant origins of the particular honey

Honey variety g 22/gr
(eq / mg)
Coton blossom honey 292,0
honeydew 185,6
Chestnut tree honey 180,5
Spring flower 97,0
Thyme and peppermint 57,5
Orange blossom honey 4,3
Autumn flowers 3,5
Summer flowers 1,0

Source: Thrasuvoulou A.. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
Beekeeping Laboratory / Department of Agricultural Science