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Abstract

The volatile profiles of 43 authentic honey samples of different botanical and geographical origins were obtained by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A qualitative analysis of the volatile compounds identified was performed in order to assess the marker compounds (if/when existing) for both botanical and geographical origin. The results seem to indicate the existence of certain marker compounds for the floral origins assessed (e.g. acacia, chestnut, eucalyptus, heather, lavender, lime, rape, rosemary and sunflower). Also such compounds for two geographical origins (e.g. Denmark and England) seem to be existent and possible marker compounds could also be found for the honeys from The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

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Authors: RADOVIC B.S, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);CARERI M, Dipartimento di Chimica Generale ed Inorganica, Chimica Analitica, Chimica Fisica, UniversitÓ di Parma (IT);MANGIA A, Dipartimento di Chimica Generale ed Inorganica, Chimica Analitica, Chimica Fisica, UniversitÓ di Parma (IT);MUSCI M, Dipartimento di Chimica Generale ed Inorganica, Chimica Analitica, Chimica Fisica, UniversitÓ di Parma (IT);GERBOLES M, Air Quality Unit, Environment Institute, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Elsevier Food Chemistry, 72 (2001) pp.511-520
Record Number: 200013541 / Last updated on: 2001-07-25
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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