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Influence of origins and bee species on physicochemical, antioxidant properties and botanical discrimination of stingless bee honey

Shamsudin, Sharina and Selamat, Jinap and Sanny, Maimunah and Abd. Razak, Shamsul-Bahari and Jambaria, Nuzul Noorahya and Miane, Zakbah and Khatib, Alfi (2019) Influence of origins and bee species on physicochemical, antioxidant properties and botanical discrimination of stingless bee honey. International Journal of Food Properties, 22 (1). pp. 239-264. ISSN 1094-2912

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Abstract

The physicochemical characteristics, antioxidant properties and botanical discrimination according to the organic acid content in Malaysian stingless bee honey were investigated. The results showed that the botanical origin and bee species significantly influenced the physicochemical characteristics and antioxidant properties of stingless bee honey. Principle component analysis (PCA) revealed that stingless bee honey was differentiable from Apis mellifera honey by acetic, citric, D-malic and tartaric. Starfruit could be distinguished from gelam and acacia honeys by lactic. Whereas the gluconic and succinic acids were confirmed as a marker to discriminate honey samples from Heterotrigona itama and Geniotrigona thoracica species.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6915/72107
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physicochemical characteristics; Antioxidant properties; Malaysian stingless bee honey; Botanical origin; Stingless bee species; Principal component analysis (PCA)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Alfi Khatib
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 14:57
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 12:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72107

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