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A Comparative Analysis of Hungarian Robinia and Milkweed Honeys Based on Their Chemical and Physical Characteristics

Author:
Kasper-Szél, Zs., Amtmann, M., Takáts, A., Kardos-Neumann, Á.
Source:
Acta alimentaria 2003 v.32 no.4 pp. 395-403
ISSN:
0139-3006
Subject:
Asclepias syriaca, Robinia pseudoacacia, amylases, beta-fructofuranosidase, color, enzyme activity, fructose, glucose, honey, pH, trisaccharides
Abstract:
Sugar composition, pH, invertase and diastase activity and colour of 7 robinia (<i>Robinia pseudoacacia</i>) and 8 milkweed (<i>Asclepias syriaca</i>) honey samples were compared, all purchased from producers and wholesalers. Milkweed honeys proved to be of darker colour and more acidic. The two unifloral honeys showed statistically significant differences between their diastase and invertase activities, milkweed honey showed higher enzyme activity values than robinia honey. The fructose to glucose ratio was 1.58 in case of robinia honey and 1.28 in case of milkweed honey. There was also a significant difference between the di- and trisaccharide content of the two unifloral honeys.
Agid:
4797475