STUDIES ON HONEY AUTHENTIFICATION AND FORGERY DETECTION
AbstractThe authenticity of honey is of great importance for commercial and health reasons. Six acacia, lime and mix flower honey samples provided from local market and hypermarkets were analyzed for their authenticity. All six honey samples were evaluated organolieptic and physicochemical. Thus, honey color ranged from light yellow to orange yellow and dark yellow shades. All honey samples presented clean appearance, without impurities and no foam. The taste and the smell were pleasant, specific for honey with shades of acid, bitter or astringent. All physicochemical indices investigated (water content, sugar content, sucrose, ash, hidroxymethilfurfurol) were according with standards. There were no detected additional additives like cereal flour, starch, gelatin, alinine.
Working Group 2: Soil Sciences