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Classical and novel approaches to the analysis of honey and detection of adulterants

Nailaa, Aishath and Flint, Steve H. and A. Z., Sulaiman and Azilah, Ajit and Weeds, Zuben (2018) Classical and novel approaches to the analysis of honey and detection of adulterants. Food Control, 90. pp. 152-165. ISSN 0956-7135

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Abstract

Honey is an extract of floral and secretions from a variety of bees. Some honey manufactures adulterate pure honey with industrial sugar, chemicals, and water either directly or indirectly. Many methods have been developed to detect honey adulterants including physicochemical analysis, microscopy, chromatography, immunoassay, thixotropicity, DNA metabarcoding, sensors, and spectroscopy. However, the most promising methods for the development of a portable test kit for honey adulterant detection are ELISA, electronic tongue, and NIR. The most sensitive and accurate method is NIR. These methods have shown satisfactory results when used individually or combined. Further research is still required to trial different combinations of methods to improve accuracy and the ability to detecting a wide variety of adulterants simultaneously. There is a need to develop a portable honey adulterant detection method, such as NIR spectroscopy using a smartphone.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Honey; Stingless bee honey; Adulterants; Portable honey adulterant kit; NIR spectroscopy; Smart phone; Electronic tongue
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 03:39
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 03:39
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/22696
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