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Classification of honey from its bee origin via chemical profiles and mineral content


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Kek, Siok Peng and Chin, Nyuk Ling and Tan, Sheau Wei and Yusof, Yus Aniza and Lee, Suan Chua (2017) Classification of honey from its bee origin via chemical profiles and mineral content. Food Analytical Methods, 10 (1). 19 - 30. ISSN 1936-9751; ESSN:1936-976X

Abstract

Raw honeys from four different bee species, namely the honey bees and stingless bees, were classified based on its chemical profiles, mineral contents and heavy metals. Chemical profiles including proximate composition, predominant sugars, hydroxymethylfurfural content, and diastase activity were determined following official methods while mineral and heavy metals contents were obtained from atomic adsorption spectrometry (AAS) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) measurements, respectively. Both hierarchical cluster analysis and principal component analysis show high possibility of distinguishing honey by its bee species of honey bees (Apis spp.) and stingless bees (Heterotrigona itama) based on distinctive differences in chemical compositions and mineral contents. Potassium and sodium were the major elements in raw honey samples at average of 904.9 and 617.6 mg/kg, respectively. Honey from stingless bee contained more protein, 0.85 g/100 g and less total sugar of fructose and glucose at 24.99 g/100 g. The information of bee speciation origin of honey bees and stingless bees enhances the identity of honey on the product labelling.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12161-016-0544-0
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Keywords: Honey; Bee species; Chemical composition; Mineral content; Chemometrics
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 01:48
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 01:48
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1007/s12161-016-0544-0
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/61118
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