Detection of some Romanian honey types adulteration using stable isotope methodology

Edina Dordai, Dana Alina Mǎgdaş, Stela Maria Cuna, Gabriela Cristea, István Futó, Gergely Vodila, Valentin Mirel

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Abstract

12 Romanian samples of honeys from different floral sources were analyzed for the determination of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) adulteration of honey, by coupling an isotope ratio mass spectrometer to an elemental analyzer. Using the difference in stable carbon isotope ratio (δ 13C) between honey and its protein fraction it is possible to evaluate the adulteration with small extent (minimum 7%). An obvious adulteration was observed for the multifloral honey, while for other 5 samples the negative difference indicated that these samples are not adulterated. For the other 6 samples, the positive difference indicates the absence of adulteration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalStudia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Chemia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Adulteration
  • Carbon isotope ratio
  • Honey
  • δ13C

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Dordai, E., Mǎgdaş, D. A., Cuna, S. M., Cristea, G., Futó, I., Vodila, G., & Mirel, V. (2011). Detection of some Romanian honey types adulteration using stable isotope methodology. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Chemia, (3), 157-163.