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Review Article

Neurological Effects of Honey: Current and Future Prospects

Table 2

A comparison of the minerals found in honey (major and essential trace minerals) with RDI as reported from several studies [2527].

Major mineralsRDIOne tablespoon (21 g)Essential trace mineralsRDIOne tablespoon (21 g)

Calcium1000 mg5.0 mg [27]Copper2 mg0.4 mg [27]
Chloride3400 mg11.5 mg [25]Fluoride150  g280.0  g [25]
Magnesium350–400 mg1.4 mg [26]Iron15–18 mg4.6 mg [27]
Phosphorus1000 mg0.5 mg [26]Molybdenum75  g4.0  g [25]
Potassium3500 mg21.0 mg [27]Selenium70  g104.0  g [27]
Sodium2400 mg2.5 mg [26]Zinc15 mg1.3 mg [27]

The values are daily reference values (DRVs) of RDI. The DRVs for major minerals are based on a caloric intake of 2,000 calories for adults and children (of four or more years of age). For trace elements, the RDIs that are given are the maximums for all sex and age groups [130, 131].