Volume 44 - Issue 3 - 209 - 215

Botanic Origin, Various Physicochemical and Antioxidant Properties of Honey Samples From Giresun, Turkey

Giresun-Türkiye’den Toplanan Bal Örneklerinin Bitkisel Kökeni, Fizikokimyasal ve Antioksidan Özellikleri


The aim of the present study is to evaluate the botanic origin, various pysicochemical parameters (pH, mo- isture, hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), fructose/glucose ratio) and antioxidant properties of the four honey samples colected from Giresun-Black Sea Region of Turkey. According to the mellisopalynological analyis, two of the investigated honey samples were determined as Castanea sativa honey and the other two samples were determined as multifloral honeys.The pH value of honey samples were found between 3.11 and 4.44. The moisture ot the investigted samples were varied between 11.59-14.13%. The fructose contents of the samples were found between 36.58 and 43.42 g/100 g and glucose values as 24.84-33.55 g/100 g. HMF values were 1.6±1.0 mg/kg for Castanea sativa honeys and 0.65±0.66 mg/kg for multifloral honeys. Total phenol contents were high for Castanea sativa honeys compare to two multifloral honeys but total flavonoid content is found as highest in sample 3 (multifloral honey). 



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