SAĞLIK VE BESLENME AÇISINDAN BAL
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Honey is a natural food that has been known and consumed by people for thousands of years. Honey is composed of a large number of macro and micro components such as carbohydrates, water, enzymes, proteins, hormones, vitamins, organic and amino acids, phenolic compounds, pollen particles, essential oils, sterols. The physical and chemical composition of honey varies according to the botanical origin, the region where it is produced and the practical applications. In addition to the high nutritional value, it has been found from the studies that honey has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and anticancer effects. It was aimed to assess the importance of honey in terms of nutrition and health in this study.