publication . Other literature type . Article . 1998

A review of the analytical methods to determine the geographical and botanical origin of honey

Elke Anklam;
  • Published: 01 Dec 1998
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract This review is concerned with analytical methods to prove the authenticity of honey. A special emphasis is put on suitable methods for the detection of the geographical and botanical origin of honey. Whereas the determination of some single parameters, such as 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), moisture, enzyme activity, nitrogen, mono- and disaccharides, and residues from medicinal treatment or pesticides in honey does not lead to any information about the botanical and geographical origin, there are some suitable methods based on the analysis of specific components or on multi-component analysis. Mostly, such methods give indications of the botanical orig...
free text keywords: Food Science, Analytical Chemistry, General Medicine, Chromatography, Stereochemistry, Honey samples, Aroma, biology.organism_classification, biology, Pesticide, Pollen, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Chemistry
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