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Abstract

Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry (Py-MS) was used to investigate discrimination of honey samples from different floral (ten) and geographical (seven) origins. The data were analysed statistically (using Principal Component and Discriminant Factor Analysis) in order to check the possibility of the use of these profiles for characterising the botanical source of honey. Py-MS showed as a very useful tool for the rapid discrimination of honeys from different botanical origins. Separation of the geographical origin of honey was unsuccessful and this is likely to be due to the very large and varied botanical origins of honey located within a single geographical region.

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Authors: RADOVIC B.S, EC-JRC, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E, EC-JRC, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);GOODACRE R, Institute of Biological Sciences, The University of Wales Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Elsevier, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 60 (2001) , pp.79-87
Record Number: 200013601 / Last updated on: 2001-07-30
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en