Modern analytical techniques in the assessment of the authenticity of Serbian honey

  • Dušanka Milojković Opsenica Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Dražen Lušić Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka , Rijeka
  • Živoslav Tešić Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
Keywords: analytical methods, botanical origin of honey, chemical characterisation, geographical origin of honey, multifloral honey, unifloral honey

Abstract

Food authenticity in a broader sense means fulfilling chemical and physical criteria prescribed by the proposed legislation. In the case of honey authenticity, two aspects are of major concern: the manufacturing process and the labelling of final products in terms of their geographical and botanical origin. A reliable assessment of honey authenticity has been a long-term preoccupation of chemists-analysts and it usually involves the use of several criteria and chemical markers, as well as a combination of analytical and statistical (chemometric) methods. This paper provides an overview of different criteria and modern methods for the assessment of honey authenticity in the case of a statistically significant number of authentic honey samples of several botanical types from various regions of Serbia.
Published
2015-12-02
How to Cite
1.
Milojković OpsenicaD, Lušić D, Tešić Živoslav. Modern analytical techniques in the assessment of the authenticity of Serbian honey. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol [Internet]. 2015Dec.2 [cited 2021Jan.20];66(4). Available from: https://arhiv.imi.hr/index.php/arhiv/article/view/453
Section
Review