Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Quality evaluation of Omani honey.
Food Chem. 2018 Oct 01; 262:162-167.FC

Abstract

This study was intended to evaluate the quality parameters of 58 Apis mellifera honey samples, from different regions in the Sultanate of Oman. Physicochemical analyses were carried out and examined according to the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO). The results revealed that 64.4% of the samples were failing to meet the GSO standards due to acidity, hydroxyl methyl furfural (HMF), diastase, sucrose, and glucose & fructose. Acidity and HMF were above the limits in 30% and 29% of the failed samples respectively, where diastase and total glucose & fructose were below the limits in 25% and 5% respectively. Sucrose was above the limits in 11% of the failed samples. The unconformity of the analyzed honey samples to GSO standards could be due to stage of harvesting, process and storage conditions. Therefore, it's important to reconsider the whole process of honey production in Oman in order to improve the technology and honey quality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Food & Water Lab. Center, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, P O Box 323, P C 100, Muscat, Oman. Electronic address: malfarsi61@gmail.com.Food & Water Lab. Center, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, P O Box 323, P C 100, Muscat, Oman.Food & Water Lab. Center, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, P O Box 323, P C 100, Muscat, Oman.Food & Water Lab. Center, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, P O Box 323, P C 100, Muscat, Oman.Food & Water Lab. Center, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, P O Box 323, P C 100, Muscat, Oman.Food & Water Lab. Center, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, P O Box 323, P C 100, Muscat, Oman.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29751904

Citation

Al-Farsi, Mohamed, et al. "Quality Evaluation of Omani Honey." Food Chemistry, vol. 262, 2018, pp. 162-167.
Al-Farsi M, Al-Belushi S, Al-Amri A, et al. Quality evaluation of Omani honey. Food Chem. 2018;262:162-167.
Al-Farsi, M., Al-Belushi, S., Al-Amri, A., Al-Hadhrami, A., Al-Rusheidi, M., & Al-Alawi, A. (2018). Quality evaluation of Omani honey. Food Chemistry, 262, 162-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.04.104
Al-Farsi M, et al. Quality Evaluation of Omani Honey. Food Chem. 2018 Oct 1;262:162-167. PubMed PMID: 29751904.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Quality evaluation of Omani honey. AU - Al-Farsi,Mohamed, AU - Al-Belushi,Sharifa, AU - Al-Amri,Abeer, AU - Al-Hadhrami,Ahlam, AU - Al-Rusheidi,Mahfoodha, AU - Al-Alawi,Amani, Y1 - 2018/04/24/ PY - 2018/02/01/received PY - 2018/04/21/revised PY - 2018/04/23/accepted PY - 2018/5/13/entrez PY - 2018/5/13/pubmed PY - 2018/10/12/medline KW - Acidity KW - Diastase KW - HMF KW - Moisture KW - Standards KW - Sugars SP - 162 EP - 167 JF - Food chemistry JO - Food Chem VL - 262 N2 - This study was intended to evaluate the quality parameters of 58 Apis mellifera honey samples, from different regions in the Sultanate of Oman. Physicochemical analyses were carried out and examined according to the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO). The results revealed that 64.4% of the samples were failing to meet the GSO standards due to acidity, hydroxyl methyl furfural (HMF), diastase, sucrose, and glucose & fructose. Acidity and HMF were above the limits in 30% and 29% of the failed samples respectively, where diastase and total glucose & fructose were below the limits in 25% and 5% respectively. Sucrose was above the limits in 11% of the failed samples. The unconformity of the analyzed honey samples to GSO standards could be due to stage of harvesting, process and storage conditions. Therefore, it's important to reconsider the whole process of honey production in Oman in order to improve the technology and honey quality. SN - 1873-7072 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29751904/Quality_evaluation_of_Omani_honey_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0308-8146(18)30744-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -