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Flavonoids

These plant pigments have been called bioflavonoids and vitamin P. They include acacetin, apigenin, biochanin, chrysin, eriodictyol, formonontin, galangin, genistein, hesperetin, kaempferol, liquiriteginin, luteolin, myricetin, naringenin, pinobanksin, pinocembrin, pinostrobin and quercetin.

Health benefits

Honey's flavonoids are antioxidant (see below), anti-microbial, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory. They improve vitamin C absorption, protect collagen, our most abundant protein, and aid cell communication ('cellsignalling'). This latter property helps cells work properly.

Honey's flavonoids may also have anti-cancer effects.

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