Mineral and heavy metal contents of different honeys produced in Turkey

publication date: Oct 1, 2012
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 51 (4) pp. 353 - 358
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.51.4.10
Date
October 2012
Article Title

Mineral and heavy metal contents of different honeys produced in Turkey

Author(s)

Mehmet Musa Özcan, Çiler Ölmez, Derya Arslan and Nesim Dursun

Abstract

In this study, honeys samples of different origin: pine (Pinus pinea); tufted vetch (Vicia cracca); locust (Robinia pseudoacacia); garden vetch (Vicia sativa); cedar (Cedrus spp.); yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis); cotton (Gosspium hirsutum); trefoil (Trifolium spp.); cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) obtained from different locations in Turkey were investigated. Mineral contents of honeys were determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES). Whilst the Sodium contents of the honeys varied between 168.11 ppm and 729.94 ppm, and phosphorus concentrations varied from 462.38 ppm to 845.65 ppm, magnesium was found at the highest concentrations in our samples.

Keywords

Honey, year, location, minerals, heavy metal, ICP-AES

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