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Honey is 40% fructose, say what?!

By Phoebe McCreath |


I Quit Sugar - Honey is 40% fructose, say what?!

Quitting sugar is an eye-opener to a world full of hidden sugars…

Believe it or not, some of the sneakiest culprits are actually those “natural” sugar substitutes –  some even contain more fructose than regular table sugar.

Turns out, honey’s about 40 per cent fructose!

Yep, we hate to break it to you, but honey is roughly 82 per cent sugar, and 40 per cent of that is fructose. Bees set out to collect nectar from plants, which is essentially a super sweet liquid, and after a process of digestion and regurgitation, it’s spread into the honeycomb. Here the water in the nectar evaporates, which pretty much just leaves condensed sugar.

Put simply, as table sugar is 50 per cent fructose, honey is almost like pouring sugar all over your toast!

So, if you tend to feel sluggish around 11am

It could be your honey on toast talking! So this week, why not try out our favourite toast toppers instead …

Tahini, Banana + Cacao Nib Toast

Your palate will be on cloud nine after this foodie match – with banana for a lil’ sweetness, tahini for satiating savoury goodness, plus cacao nibs for a bitter crunch. Yum!

I Quit Sugar - Tahini, Banana + Cacao Nib Toastie recipe

Strawberry and Avocado Toastie

Sounds like a crazy combo, we know! But don’t knock it ‘til you try it. This brekkie is just like avo toast, but packed with healthy fats.

I Quit Sugar - Strawberry and Avocado Toastie

For more healthy brekkie alternatives check out our 7-Day Reboot!

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