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  • Contribution of high temperature gas chromatographic analysis of oligosaccharides and ion chromatographic analysis of various cations and anions to authenticity testing of honey

Abstract

The analysis of oligosaccharides and various cations and anions of 40 authentic honey samples from seven different floral origins and six different geographical regions was performed using high temperature gas chromatography and ion chromatography respectively. Multivariate statistical techniques were employed in order to check the possibility of the use of the obtained data for characterising the botanical and geographical source of honey. Linear discriminant analysis appeared the most suitable for this purpose. Both methods showed a certain potential in determining the samples of different floral types; Separation of the geographical origin of honey, however, was unsuccessful and this is likely due to the very large and varied botanical origins of honey located within a single geographical region.

Additional information

Authors: RADOVIC B S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);GEISS H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);WHITE R, School of Environmental Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich (GB);PARKER I, Central Science Laboratory, York (GB);DENNIS M J, Central Science Laboratory, York (GB);SHARMAN M, Central Science Laboratory, York (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in:Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau, 97 (10), (2001), pp.380-384
Record Number: 200214292 / Last updated on: 2002-01-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en