Courtesy of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association
Ontario’s honey is produced yearly from July to September and can be purchased either directly from Ontario beekeepers via roadside stands in the summer or internet through the year, from local farmer markets or right at your local grocery store. 100% Ontario Honey is carried at most major grocery retailers.
Nutritional testing of samples from the fall 2009 harvest shows that Ontario honey has a healthy sugar profile, says Dr. Heather Keller, a nutritional consultant. “Not only is Ontario honey a good source of energy before exercise,” reports Keller, “but it’s high in sugars such as fructose that make it an ideal choice for children and those with impaired glucose intolerance such as type 1 diabetes. Additionally, research indicates that the flavonoids and phenols in honey generally have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefit that can prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.”
*Source: 100% ON Honey Nutritional Analysis Press Release, Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, April 2010