Ariana – Bianca Velciov, Georgeta – Sofia Popescu
Volume 22, Issue 1;
Pages: 28-30; 2016
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
In this study, water content, pH, salinity, refractive index and brix grades were all determined in 4 different types of bee honey, which include multiforal and unifloral species: Acacia flower (lat. Robinia pseudoacacia), Rape flower (lat. Brassica rapa) and Linden flower ( lat. Tilia cordata). The water content shows values from 15.8% until 11.4%, respectively from 11.5 until 16.02 in case of indirect method, pH between 3.69 and 4.4, brix grades between 78° and 80.8°, refractive index between 1.49663 until 1.50825 and salinity from 70.8% until 76%. The principal purpose of this study was to bring more contribution to the knowledge of various types of honey originating from the Banat area in terms of physical properties.
honey, water content, pH, salinity, refractive index, brix grades