STUDIES ON HONEY AUTHENTIFICATION AND FORGERY DETECTION

Authors

  • Cristina Emanuela Vladu Dolj County Department for Agriculture

Abstract

The 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.

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Published

2014-11-30