There are many advantages in cooking
with honey. Honey is "hygroscopic"
(absorbs moisture), so that foods baked
with it tend to be softer, moister and
keep their freshness longer. Different
honeys also have different flavours,
which can complement and add an
extra dimension to a dish. Honey is also
ideal for microwave baking as the
fructose in honey increases the
browning effect. And for the same
sweetening power, honey has fewer
calories than sugar.