Investigation of enzyme activity in Hungarian acacia and milkweed honeys

Zs Szél, Á Kardos-Neumann, P. Á Biacs, E. Szalai-Mátray, A. Takáts

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Diastase and glucose-oxidase activity was determined in 8 samples of Hungarian milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) honey and in 10 samples of Hungarian acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) honey. The aim of the study was to compare diastase and glucose-oxidase activity of milkweed and acacia honey. Mean value for diastase was 16.28 diastase number (DN) (±2.53) in acacia honey and 24.48 DN (±5.07) in milkweed honey. Mean value for glucose-oxidase was 3.67 nmol unit g-1 (±3.31) in acacia honey and 8.24 (±4.21) in milkweed honey. The differences both in diastase and glucose-oxidase activities of the two honey types were statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalActa Alimentaria
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2002



  • Acacia honey
  • Diastase
  • Enzyme
  • Glucose-oxidase

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  • Food Science

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