A chemical approach to the determination of floral sources of New Zealand honeys

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 28 (4) pp. 212-222
Date
December 1989
Article Title

A chemical approach to the determination of floral sources of New Zealand honeys

Author(s)

Seng To Tan, Alistair L. Wilkins, Peter C. Molan, Patrick T. Holland And Murray Reid

Abstract

The results of gas chromatagraphic analyses of the concentrated diethyl ether liquid liquid extracts of 10 honey samples from a variety of floral sources are presented. The chemical composition was compared with the pollen composition and found to be related to the floral source. The gas chromatographic profile of honey extractives is proposed as a guide to the purity of unifloral honeys.

Keywords

Gas Chromatographic Profile, Honey Sources, New Zealand 

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