Title: Physicochemical attributes and pollen spectrum of Portuguese heather honeys
Authors: Andrade, Paula B. 
Amaral, M. Teresa 
Isabel, Paulo 
Carvalho, João C. M. F. 
Seabra, Rosa M. 
Cunha, António Proença da 
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Food Chemistry. 66:4 (1999) 503-510
Abstract: The qualities of selected honey samples of "Serra da Lousã" (Portugal) from three consecutive harvests (20 samples from each harvest) were evaluated by determing the pollen spectrum and physicochemical attributes. The following determinations were carried out: moisture, electrical conductivity, hydroxymethylfurfural, diastase activity, pH, acidity (free, lactone and total), formol number, reducing sugars, apparent sucrose, insoluble material and ash. The samples were found to meet all major national and international honey specifications. Honeys were considered to be monofloral whenever the dominant pollen was found to be over 45% of total pollen. From the 60 studied samples, 70% were monofloral honeys from Erica sp., 17% monofloral honeys from Ericaceae (Erica sp. and Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull) and 13% multifloral honeys with a high percentage of Erica sp.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5816
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FFUC- Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
filedac815b798a2439cb25c8ab2601008a7.pdf128.42 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record
Google ScholarTM
Check
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.