Determination of the botanical origin of honey by Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy: an approach for routine analysis

Einar Etzold; Birgit Lichtenberg-Kraag
June 2008
European Food Research & Technology;Jun2008, Vol. 227 Issue 2, p579
Academic Journal
Abstract  Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy has been established for analysing most of the physical–chemical parameters of honey. Additionally this technique can be used for determination of the botanical origin of a honey sample by comparison of the mid-infrared spectra. In this study calibrations for authentification of the main regional honey types should be developed to be able to measure simultaneously physical–chemical properties and the botanical origin at a minimum of time and at low costs. Honey samples from local beekeepers were collected and characterized by standard methods. The most common honey types were used for calibration. We recorded the mid infrared spectrum from each honey sample. Classification models were achieved by PCA-calibration and validated with samples from various botanical origins. Honey of Brassica spp., Robinia pseudoacacia, Calluna vulgaris, Trifolium spp., Tilia spp., Helianthus annuus, Centaurea cyanus and honeydew honey was used for calibration. Afterwards the calibration models were improved during routine analysis. Most of the honey samples from rape, false acacia, heather and honeydew can be classified correctly by the FTIR in consideration of the physical–chemical and sensorial properties.


Related Articles

  • Lipase from marine strain using cooked sunflower oil waste: production optimization and application for hydrolysis and thermodynamic studies. Ramani, K.; Saranya, P.; Jain, S.; Sekaran, G. // Bioprocess & Biosystems Engineering;Mar2013, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p301 

    The marine strain Pseudomonas otitidis was isolated to hydrolyze the cooked sunflower oil (CSO) followed by the production of lipase. The optimum culture conditions for the maximum lipase production were determined using Plackett-Burman design and response surface methodology. The maximum lipase...

  • Batch Biosorption of Copper(II) by Sunflower Shell. Oguz, Ensar; Ersoy, Muhamet // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2015, Vol. 749, p65 

    In this manuscript, Cu(II) uptake by Sunflower Shell from aqueous solutions was investigated using batch biosorption techniques. The biosorption equilibrium studies were realized as a function of contact time, initial Cu(II) concentration, biosorbent dosage, pH, temperature, agitation rate and...

  • Optimization of FTIR-ATR spectroscopy for botanical authentication of unifloral honey types and melissopalynological data prediction. Svečnjak, Lidija; Bubalo, Dragan; Baranović, Goran; Novosel, Hrvoje // European Food Research & Technology;Jun2015, Vol. 240 Issue 6, p1101 

    Six hundred thirty-two honey samples from Croatia were analyzed by reference methods (physicochemical and melissopalynological analyses), from which 506 were assigned to one of nine unifloral honey types (black locust, sweet chestnut, lime, sage, heath, mandarin, false indigo, immortelle and...

  • Sunflower seed oil and oleic acid utilization for the production of rhamnolipids by Thermus thermophilus HB8. Pantazaki, Anastasia A.; Dimopoulou, Maria I.; Simou, Olga M.; Pritsa, Agathi A. // Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology;Oct2010, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p939 

    The potential production of rhamnolipids was demonstrated using the thermophilic eubacterium Thermus thermophilus HB8 and sunflower seed oil or oleic acid as carbon sources. Sunflower seed oil was directly hydrolyzed by secretion of lipase and became a favorable carbon source for rhamnolipids...

  • Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using local honey. Haiza, H.; Azizan, A.; Hazwan Mohidin, Aizat; Halin, D. S. C. // Nano Hybrids;2013, Issue 4, p87 

    In this work, silver nanoparticles have been successfully prepared with a simple, cost-effective and reproducible aqueous room temperature "green" synthesis method. Honey was chosen as the eco-friendly reducing and stabilizing agent replacing most reported reducing agents such as hydrazine,...

  • A Hybrid Sensing Approach for Pure and Adulterated Honey Classification. Subari, Norazian; Mohamad Saleh, Junita; Yeon Md Shakaff, Ali; Zakaria, Ammar // Sensors (14248220);2012, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p14022 

    This paper presents a comparison between data from single modality and fusion methods to classify Tualang honey as pure or adulterated using Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) statistical classification approaches. Ten different brands of certified pure...

  • FT-IR spectrometers perform environmental monitoring. Russwurm, George M.; Childers, Jeffrey W. // Laser Focus World;Apr95, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p79 

    Reports on the use of the Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) long-path spectrometer system to measure atmospheric gas concentrations. Features of the system Components of an FT-IR long-path monitoring instrument; Data analysis using the FT-IR interferogram.

  • Determination of Thermal Degradation in Sunflower Oil Using FTIR and the Compositional Change Analysis by Gas Chromatography. Valantina S., Rubalya; P., Neelamegham; A., Sathya; K., Gayathri; V., Sudha // ICFAI Journal of Science & Technology;Dec2008, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p32 

    Atmospheric oxygen can react spontaneously with lipids and other organic compounds causing structural degradation which is ultimately responsible for the loss of quality in food. When oil is exposed to frying, the triglycerides are converted into myriad. However, this oxidation process can be...

  • Biosorption behaviors of uranium (VI) from aqueous solution by sunflower straw and insights of binding mechanism. Ai, Lian; Luo, Xuegang; Lin, Xiaoyan; Zhang, Sizhao // Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry;Dec2013, Vol. 298 Issue 3, p1823 

    Uranium (VI)-containing water has been recognized as a potential longer-term radiological health hazard. In this work, the sorptive potential of sunflower straw for U (VI) from aqueous solution was investigated in detail, including the effect of initial solution pH, adsorbent dosage,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics