Mineral and heavy metal contents of different honeys produced in Turkey
Mehmet Musa Özcan, Çiler Ölmez, Derya Arslan and Nesim Dursun
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.
Honey, year, location, minerals, heavy metal, ICP-AES