Two aspects of honeydew honey authenticity: Application of advance analytical methods and chemometrics
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Đurđić, Slađana Z.
Tešić, Živoslav Lj.
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Taking into account a growing market and small number of articles related to honeydew honey, a metabolomic approach associated with multivariate analysis and modelling was proposed to discriminate five varieties of honey. Advanced analytical techniques were used for determination of 20 elements, 14 carbohydrates and stable carbon isotope ratio. No chemical marker has been found within sugar compounds, but several elements (Ba, Ca, Mg, Sr, Mn, Al, Co, Ni, Se) were marked as characteristic of honey type and allow classification of three botanical origins (Abies alba, Quercus frainetto, Quercus ilex). Sugars turanose, trehalose, arabinose and raffinose, elements Ba, Sr, P, Cd and Se, and δ13C values of honey, have different concentrations in honeys of the same botanical origin but harvested in different season. In addition to a confirmation of authenticity in terms of production, the values of δ13C of protein could be a good indicator of botanical origin.
Keywords:Carbon isotope ratio / Chemometrics / Elements / Honeydew honey / HPAEC/PAD / ICP-OES/ICP-MS / IRMS / Sugars
Source:Food Chemistry, 2020, 305
- Structure-properties relationships of natural and synthetic molecules and their metal complexes (RS-172017)
- Serbian-Croatian bilateral project ‘Reinforcement of bilateral institution towards becoming a leading institution of bee products authenticity’ for period 2016–2017.
- Supplementary material: http://cherry.chem.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/3463