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Physicochemical parameters and microbiological status of honey produced in an urban environment in Serbia.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 May; 25(14):14148-14157.ES

Abstract

Honey is a natural substance produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) enjoyed by people due to its unique nutritional and medicinal properties. The aim of this study was to determine the physicochemical parameters (moisture, ash, water-insoluble content, reducing sugars, sucrose, free acidity, diastase activity, hydroxymethylfurfural, and electrical conductivity) and microbiological status (total number of aerobic mesophilic bacteria, total number of sulfite-reducing clostridia, the presence of Salmonella spp., total numbers of fungi and yeasts and the presence of Clostridium botulinum) in honey (honeydew, blossom, sunflower, acacia, and linden) produced in an urban environment in Serbia. We analyzed 19 apiary samples of honey, collected during the 2011 harvesting season, by using recommendation methods. Physicochemical parameters of the examined honey produced in the urban environment indicated the honeys were of acceptable quality. Bacillus spp. were detected in four honeys, yeasts were detected in three honeys, and Clostridium botulinum type E was detected in one honey using PCR. The current study also showed the presence of diverse honey varieties in Serbia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Veterinary Specialized Institute Kraljevo, 34 Zicka Street, Kraljevo, 36000, Serbia.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia. 1310jecko@gmail.com.Veterinary Specialized Institute Kraljevo, 34 Zicka Street, Kraljevo, 36000, Serbia.Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia.Institute for Forage Crops, Globoder, Krusevac, 37000, Serbia.Veterinary Specialized Institute Kraljevo, 34 Zicka Street, Kraljevo, 36000, Serbia.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29524170

Citation

Matović, Kazimir, et al. "Physicochemical Parameters and Microbiological Status of Honey Produced in an Urban Environment in Serbia." Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, vol. 25, no. 14, 2018, pp. 14148-14157.
Matović K, Ćirić J, Kaljević V, et al. Physicochemical parameters and microbiological status of honey produced in an urban environment in Serbia. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25(14):14148-14157.
Matović, K., Ćirić, J., Kaljević, V., Nedić, N., Jevtić, G., Vasković, N., & Baltić, M. Ž. (2018). Physicochemical parameters and microbiological status of honey produced in an urban environment in Serbia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 25(14), 14148-14157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-1659-1
Matović K, et al. Physicochemical Parameters and Microbiological Status of Honey Produced in an Urban Environment in Serbia. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25(14):14148-14157. PubMed PMID: 29524170.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physicochemical parameters and microbiological status of honey produced in an urban environment in Serbia. AU - Matović,Kazimir, AU - Ćirić,Jelena, AU - Kaljević,Vesna, AU - Nedić,Nebojša, AU - Jevtić,Goran, AU - Vasković,Nikola, AU - Baltić,Milan Ž, Y1 - 2018/03/09/ PY - 2017/12/13/received PY - 2018/02/28/accepted PY - 2018/3/11/pubmed PY - 2018/12/12/medline PY - 2018/3/11/entrez KW - Clostridium botulinum KW - Honey KW - Microbiological status KW - PCR KW - Urban environment SP - 14148 EP - 14157 JF - Environmental science and pollution research international JO - Environ Sci Pollut Res Int VL - 25 IS - 14 N2 - Honey is a natural substance produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) enjoyed by people due to its unique nutritional and medicinal properties. The aim of this study was to determine the physicochemical parameters (moisture, ash, water-insoluble content, reducing sugars, sucrose, free acidity, diastase activity, hydroxymethylfurfural, and electrical conductivity) and microbiological status (total number of aerobic mesophilic bacteria, total number of sulfite-reducing clostridia, the presence of Salmonella spp., total numbers of fungi and yeasts and the presence of Clostridium botulinum) in honey (honeydew, blossom, sunflower, acacia, and linden) produced in an urban environment in Serbia. We analyzed 19 apiary samples of honey, collected during the 2011 harvesting season, by using recommendation methods. Physicochemical parameters of the examined honey produced in the urban environment indicated the honeys were of acceptable quality. Bacillus spp. were detected in four honeys, yeasts were detected in three honeys, and Clostridium botulinum type E was detected in one honey using PCR. The current study also showed the presence of diverse honey varieties in Serbia. SN - 1614-7499 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29524170/Physicochemical_parameters_and_microbiological_status_of_honey_produced_in_an_urban_environment_in_Serbia_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-1659-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -