The phytonutrients in honey are responsible for its antioxidant properties, as well as its antibacterial and antifungal power. They're also thought to be the reason raw honey has shown immune-boosting and anticancer benefits. Heavy processing destroys these valuable nutrients. Honey is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B2, B3. BS and B6, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. All of which is vital for the body.