Sugar profile and physicochemical properties of Ethiopian monofloral honey
International Journal of Food Properties
L*a*b* colour, Moisture, Monofloral honey, Sugar, Water activity
© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Three hundred twenty honey samples were collected from Ethiopia, and categorized into nine monofloral honeys using melissopalynology. Theses monofloral honeys were investigated for their sugar profile, physicochemical properties, and quality of honeys. Sugars (fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, turanose, and isomaltose) were identified using high-performance liquid chromatography and physicochemical properties (moisture, water activity, pH, acidity, ash, minerals, conductivity, colour) using the Harmonized Method of the International Honey Commission. Moisture and water activity showed a strong regression coefficient (r2 = 0.92). Moisture content alone did not sufficiently describe the quality of honey during storage and processing.
Belay, Abera; Haki, Gulelat Desse; Birringer, Marc; Borck, Hannelore; Lee, Young Chul; Cho, Chang Won; Kim, Kyung Tack; Bayissa, Bikila; Baye, Kaleab; and Melaku, Samuel, "Sugar profile and physicochemical properties of Ethiopian monofloral honey" (2017). Faculty Bibliography. 2915.