Determination of essential and toxic elements in Hungarian honeys

Nikolett Czipa, Dávid Andrási, B. Kovács

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aim of this present study was determination of essential and toxic element concentrations in 34 mono- and multi-floral honey samples from four geographical regions of Hungary, and examination of the connection between the floral origin and the element content. Ten elements (Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, P, S and Zn) were identified by ICP-OES and six (As, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb, Se) were analysed by ICP-MS. Potassium, calcium, and phosphorus were the most abundant elements with mean concentrations of 372, 47.9 and 44.3 mg kg-1, respectively. The essential element content was very low in the analysed samples and generally below literature values. The concentrations of toxic elements were sufficiently low as to pose no risk to human health. The concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, cadmium and lead were low, with mean concentrations of 1028, 15.6, 0.746 and 45.5 μg kg-1, respectively. Three honey groups (acacia, rape and sunflower) were distinguished by linear discriminant analysis from their element content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-542
Number of pages7
JournalFood Chemistry
Volume175
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2015

Fingerprint

Honey
Poisons
honey
Geographical regions
Acacia
Hungary
Helianthus
Arsenic
Discriminant Analysis
Discriminant analysis
arsenic
Aluminum
Cadmium
discriminant analysis
Phosphorus
Helianthus annuus
aluminum
human health
cadmium
Potassium

Keywords

  • Essential element
  • Honey
  • ICP-MS
  • ICP-OES
  • Toxic element

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Determination of essential and toxic elements in Hungarian honeys. / Czipa, Nikolett; Andrási, Dávid; Kovács, B.

In: Food Chemistry, Vol. 175, 15.05.2015, p. 536-542.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Czipa, Nikolett ; Andrási, Dávid ; Kovács, B. / Determination of essential and toxic elements in Hungarian honeys. In: Food Chemistry. 2015 ; Vol. 175. pp. 536-542.
@article{ae5825341c394934a2e48d0e2c162ff2,
title = "Determination of essential and toxic elements in Hungarian honeys",
abstract = "The aim of this present study was determination of essential and toxic element concentrations in 34 mono- and multi-floral honey samples from four geographical regions of Hungary, and examination of the connection between the floral origin and the element content. Ten elements (Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, P, S and Zn) were identified by ICP-OES and six (As, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb, Se) were analysed by ICP-MS. Potassium, calcium, and phosphorus were the most abundant elements with mean concentrations of 372, 47.9 and 44.3 mg kg-1, respectively. The essential element content was very low in the analysed samples and generally below literature values. The concentrations of toxic elements were sufficiently low as to pose no risk to human health. The concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, cadmium and lead were low, with mean concentrations of 1028, 15.6, 0.746 and 45.5 μg kg-1, respectively. Three honey groups (acacia, rape and sunflower) were distinguished by linear discriminant analysis from their element content.",
keywords = "Essential element, Honey, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, Toxic element",
author = "Nikolett Czipa and D{\'a}vid Andr{\'a}si and B. Kov{\'a}cs",
year = "2015",
month = "5",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.12.018",
language = "English",
volume = "175",
pages = "536--542",
journal = "Food Chemistry",
issn = "0308-8146",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Determination of essential and toxic elements in Hungarian honeys

AU - Czipa, Nikolett

AU - Andrási, Dávid

AU - Kovács, B.

PY - 2015/5/15

Y1 - 2015/5/15

N2 - The aim of this present study was determination of essential and toxic element concentrations in 34 mono- and multi-floral honey samples from four geographical regions of Hungary, and examination of the connection between the floral origin and the element content. Ten elements (Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, P, S and Zn) were identified by ICP-OES and six (As, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb, Se) were analysed by ICP-MS. Potassium, calcium, and phosphorus were the most abundant elements with mean concentrations of 372, 47.9 and 44.3 mg kg-1, respectively. The essential element content was very low in the analysed samples and generally below literature values. The concentrations of toxic elements were sufficiently low as to pose no risk to human health. The concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, cadmium and lead were low, with mean concentrations of 1028, 15.6, 0.746 and 45.5 μg kg-1, respectively. Three honey groups (acacia, rape and sunflower) were distinguished by linear discriminant analysis from their element content.

AB - The aim of this present study was determination of essential and toxic element concentrations in 34 mono- and multi-floral honey samples from four geographical regions of Hungary, and examination of the connection between the floral origin and the element content. Ten elements (Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, P, S and Zn) were identified by ICP-OES and six (As, Cd, Cr, Mo, Pb, Se) were analysed by ICP-MS. Potassium, calcium, and phosphorus were the most abundant elements with mean concentrations of 372, 47.9 and 44.3 mg kg-1, respectively. The essential element content was very low in the analysed samples and generally below literature values. The concentrations of toxic elements were sufficiently low as to pose no risk to human health. The concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, cadmium and lead were low, with mean concentrations of 1028, 15.6, 0.746 and 45.5 μg kg-1, respectively. Three honey groups (acacia, rape and sunflower) were distinguished by linear discriminant analysis from their element content.

KW - Essential element

KW - Honey

KW - ICP-MS

KW - ICP-OES

KW - Toxic element

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84918823094&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84918823094&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.12.018

DO - 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.12.018

M3 - Article

C2 - 25577117

AN - SCOPUS:84918823094

VL - 175

SP - 536

EP - 542

JO - Food Chemistry

JF - Food Chemistry

SN - 0308-8146

ER -