The effect of geographical origin on the composition of honey

Nikolett Czipa, Mária Borbély, Béla Kovács

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Beside some quality parameters, fourty four elements were determined by ICP-OES in 19 honey samples from different places of Hungary, in this study. These samples have different botanical origin. Acacia (Robinia pseudo-acacia), linden (Tilia sp.), rape (Brassica sp.), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), cherry (Prunus cerasus), lavender (Lavendula angustifoia) and multifloral honey. Ca, K, S, P, Mg and Na were the most abundant minerals (896; 556; 60,5, 48,2; 31,5; 31,1 mg/kg, respectively). The B, Fe and Se content generally ranged from 2 to 8 mg/kg. In addition, we determined the electrical conductivity, - which is closely connected with mineral-, sugar-and moisture content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1438
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008



  • EC
  • Element composition
  • Honey
  • Mineral content
  • Sugar and moisture content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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