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Unique signatures of honeys as a means to establish provenance

Dzolin, S. and Ibrahim, W. A. W. and Mahat, N. A. and Keyon, A. S. A. and Ismail, Z. (2019) Unique signatures of honeys as a means to establish provenance. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 23 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1394-2506


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.17576/mjas-2019-2301-01


Global consumer demands for high quality genuine honey are increasing continuously. The ability to identify the geographical and botanical origins of honey would be of great importance to the improvement of quality control, as well as protection of reputation and confidence of the honey industry. The establishment of unique signatures of honey is one of the potential approaches for honey provenance. A great deal of literature has been published on honey authenticity and provenance. However, specific study focusing on the provenance of honey, especially those of the stingless bee species is lacking, especially in Malaysia. Consequently, this mini review is to highlight the presence of biomarkers in honeys for establishing their provenance via the application of spectroscopy and chemometric techniques.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:provenance, spectroscopy, stingless bee
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
ID Code:88951
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:29 Dec 2020 12:43
Last Modified:29 Dec 2020 12:43

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