Physico-Chemical Caracterisation of Artisanal Lime Honey from Bihor County
NATURAL RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 2011
8 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2015
Date Written: December 10, 2015
This paper present the characterization by physical-chemical properties of some samples of Lime honey from the Bihor county. The investigated parameters were: pH, moisture content, ash, free, lactonic and total acidity, proline and sugars, The diastase activity and HMF value was also investigated in order to verify the proper storage conditions and the eventual thermal treatment supported by the tested samples. All tested honey samples were found to meet European Legislation (EC Directive 2001/110) for all parameters and very close from references values for this type of honey. In the mean time, the values for HMF and diastase show that the tested honey did not suffer improper treatments. The reference values proceed from the descriptive sheets of the main European monofloral honeys (Persano-Oddo and Piro, 2004), a reliable source of information in our opinion.
Keywords: lime honey, legislative and reference values
JEL Classification: A10
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