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What is honey?

Honey, is a mixture of sugars formed from nectar by an enzyme, invertase, present in the bodies of bees. Honey varies in composition and flavor, depending on the source of the nectar (clover, orange blossom,sage, etc.) A typical analysis of honey would show (exclusive of undetermined substances): 38% fructose,31% glucose, 1% sucrose, 9% other sugars, 17% water and .017% ash.

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