The effects of gamma-radiation from cobalt 60 on quality parameters of australian honeys

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 24 (2) pp. 188-189
Date
June 1985
Article Title

The effects of gamma-radiation from cobalt 60 on quality parameters of australian honeys

Author(s)

M. Wootton, M. Hornitzky And L. Beneke

Abstract

Australian honeys from three floral sources were exposed to gamma-radiation doses of 0-25 kilogray. The radiation treatment caused slight reductions in Pfund colour grade and diastase number but 5-hydroxymethylfurfural levels decreased substantially to an extent depending on dose level.

Keywords

Honey, Australia, gamma-radiation, honey quality, colour, diastase

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