Origin of rare, healthy sugar found in stingless bee honey
Science X (phys.org)
Thursday, August 26, 2021
The mystery of what creates the rare, healthy sugar found in stingless bee honey, has been solved by researchers at The University of Queensland, in collaboration with Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services. The team found that the sugar trehalulose—which is not found in other honey or as a major component in other food—is produced in the gut of the bees.stingless bee honey, which is highly prized as a specialty food, is noted in Indigenous cultures for its medicinal properties and attracts a high price. "Trehalulose is more slowly digested and there is not the sudden spike in blood glucose that you get from other sugars," Dr. Hungerford said.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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