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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1869-1875
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.225


Characterization of Multifloral Honeys from Angola by Their Physicochemical Parameters
Vanya Manolova1, Ivayla Parvina1, Todorka Yankovska – Stefanova2, Elissaveta Luchanska3 and Ralitsa Balkanska4
1Central Laboratory of Veterinary Control and Ecology, Iskarsko shose Str. 5,
1528 Sofia, Bulgaria
2Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Pencho Slaveikov Blvd. 15A, 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria
3Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Agostinho Neto University, Luanda, Angola
4Department of Special Branches–Bees, Institute of Animal Science, Kostinbrod, Spirka Pochivka 1, 2232 Kostinbrod, Bulgaria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The aim of the present study was to contribute to increase the current knowledge about the chemical composition of multifloral honeys from Angola through the use of main physicochemical parameters. Water content, pH, free acidity, electrical conductivity, proline, hydroxylmethylfurfural (HMF), sugar content and diastase activity were analyzed. The mean values and standard deviations obtained for the physicochemical parameters were: water content 18.88±1.21%, pH 4.36±0.59, free acidity 29.36±13.51 meq/kg, electrical conductivity 0.92±0.15mS/cm and proline 565.77±312.39 mg/kg. For all honey samples hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) values are under 20 mg/kg. The sugar content and diastase activity were also analyzed. The results obtained for multifloral honey samples from Angola indicated a good quality level according to their physicochemical parameters.


Keywords: Honey, Physicochemical parameters, Proline, Water content, Free acidity, Electrical conductivity, Sugars, Diastase, Hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF), pH
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Vanya Manolova, Ivayla Parvina, Todorka Yankovska – Stefanova, Elissaveta Luchanska and Ralitsa Balkanska. 2018. Characterization of Multifloral Honeys from Angola by Their Physicochemical Parameters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1869-1875. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.225