keywords: Apis mellifera, carbohydrates, diet, perbiotics, profile, vitamins
The proximate and vitamins composition of honey in Ribah, Wasagu-Danko LGA, Kebbi State Nigeria was investigated. Treatment was replicated three times and the mean was taken. Analysis of the data was done using descriptive statistics using Excel package 2010. The results revealed that Water level in the sample 16.22± 0.22%, there was no significant difference (P>0.05), crude Carbohydrate obtained in this study is 79.29± 0.10%, crude protein of 3.14± 0.20% was obtained which shows significant difference (P<0.05). There was no significant difference (P>0.05) in crude Lipids (0.37± 0.03%) obtained in the study, crude fibre of 0.20± 0.21% was obtained, ash content (0.52± 0.11%) was not significantly different (P>0.05). While glucose level of 37.64 mg/100g and fructose (30.02 mg/100g), and levels of vitamin A (4.912 mg/ml), vitamin C (0.094 mg/ml) and vitamin (0.29 mg/ml), respectively were obtained in the study. Therefore, honey is a complete diet containing relatively high nutritional composition or profile essentially for survival, growth and development, production and reproduction. Hence, it should be taken in small quantity daily for a healthy living due its preventive and curative power.