I am a journalism student at Florida Gulf Coast University writing an article discussing honey. Can I get your opinion on using honey as a substitute?

Hello and thank you for your question!

This can depend on what your substituting honey for. In terms of food and nutrition, honey carries many nutritional properties that most forms of sugar do not. A review of recent clinical research shows that honey contains variable vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds that exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, depending on the source of the honey.1

Honey is not only nutritious but also tastes pleasantly sweet! I think honey can be a great substitute for a sweetener to add to your tea, drizzle over fruit or yogurt, pair with cheese and so much more - from making salad dressings to a barbecue-style glaze. Try it yourself in our recipes, such as  Honey Gingered Fruit Salad or Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette!


Hope this helps and good luck with your article!


  1. Samarghandian, Saeed et al. “Honey and Health: A Review of Recent Clinical Research” Pharmacognosy research vol. 9,2 (2017): 121-127.