Effect of honey types on physico-chemical properties, electrical conductivity and mineral contents of honeys

Durmus Ali Ceylan, Nurhan Uslu, Aziz Gül, Mustafa Mete Ozcan, Mehmet Musa Ozcan

Volume 25, Issue 1;
Pages: 31-35; 2019
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
This study was performed to compare the physico-chemical properties of flower, sunflower, cotton and pine honeys The pH, moisture, electrical conductivity, ash, free acidity and total phenolic content of honey samples varied from 3.788 to 4.870, 24.812% to 26.875%, 0.351 mS/cm to 1.447 mS/cm, 0.095% to 0.876%, 22.040 meq/kg to 42.700 meq/kg and 64.792 mg GAE/100g to 131.528 mg GAE/100g, respectively. The highest potassium (K) content was found in pine honey (3191.955 ppm), while calcium (Ca) contents of honey samples change between 22.056 (flower) and 92.715 ppm (cotton); phosphorus (P) contents of samples ranged from 31.705 ppm (sunflower) to 171.378 ppm (pine honey). In addition, sodium (Na) contents of honey samples were found between 101.680 ppm (flower) and 169.709 ppm (pine honey. It was determined that the most predominant mineral was potassium and pine honey is a good source of K.
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