From a nutritional standpoint, is honey vegan? Or does it contain animal proteins?
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All proteins identified in the four honey types belonged to two groups of Apis mellifera proteome: the MRJP [Major Royal Jelly proteins] family and the enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism.
(Whether insect proteins are considered animal proteins would be another question.)
1 tbsp of raw honey:
Compare this to an equal amount of whole cow's milk, which has a significantly higher amount of (animal) proteins: