The quality of sixteen samples of Apis mellifera L. honey, from the center of Algeria, was evaluated by determining the physico-chemical characteristics. The following determinations were carried out: water content, total sugar, electrical conductivity, ash, pH, acidity (free, lactone, and total), hydroxylmethylfurfural (HMF) and color. The physicochemical parameters found are within acceptable ranges: water 13.36–17.93%, total sugar 80.17-84.73%, pH 3.58–4.72, total acidity 17.97-49.1 meq/kg, electrical conductivity 2.75×10-4 –7.19×10-4 S/cm, ash 0.075–0.33%, and color 4.1–9.2 Pfund index. The analysis of HMF showed that the majority of samples were exposed to a high temperature during processing or storage.
|Titolo:||Quality evaluation of some honey from the central region of Algeria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|