Palynological characterization of honey from La Coruiia province (NW Spain)
Seijo, M C; Aira, M J; Iglesias; I; Jato, M V;
Sixty samples of honey from the province of La Coruna in north-west Spain were studied. Of these, 37 were multifloral and the remaining 23 unifloral, of the following types: Rubus, Castanea, Eucalyptus, Erica and Genista. All the honeys had a very low honeydew content, and a total pollen count within class I, II or III of Maurizio's classification. Ninety-eight pollen types were identified. The combination Castanea-Eucalyptus-Rubus-Erica-Genista was present in 87% of samples, and it is suggested that this characteristic combination could be used to identify the honeys of this region.