Heloise discusses sugar vs. honey

Dear Heloise: Which is better for you: sugar or honey? — Betty V., Livonia, Mich.

Honey and sugar are both comprised of glucose and fructose, though honey contains less of each. Honey has been used for centuries as a sweetener and a medicine. It has vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes. Sugar does not. However, sugar has about 49 calories per tablespoon while honey has 64. Honey is sweeter than sugar, which means you could use less honey than sugar. It is not recommended to give honey to children under 12 months of age due to a risk of infant botulism. — Heloise

(Heloise is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. Send a hint to P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or E-Mail: Heloise@Heloise.com.)