Health Safety and Sensory Properties of Honey from Two Different Areas in Tuzla Canton
People's interest in the safe use of food has existed since ancient times, so that even today there is a global demand for the production of food that can be used without risk to health. Contaminants, as well as the type and location of grazing can affect the physico-chemical and sensory properties of honey. The aim of the study was to examine the microbiological validity and sensory properties of honey from two different areas in Tuzla Canton. The research included three samples of forest honey from the Kladanj area and three samples of flower honey from the Lukavac area. In addition to microbiological analyzes and sensory properties, the concentration of HMF in honey was determined as an indicator of heating and inappropriate storage of honey. All samples were microbiologically correct.
The sample of flower honey L1, which did not meet the criteria prescribed by the Regulation on Honey and Other Bee Products, was not sensory evaluated. L1 sample was not sensory evaluated due to an increased HMF content of 105.38 mg/kg.
Based on sensory analysis, the samples of flower honey from Lukavac were better evaluated than forest honey from Kladanj. Statistical analysis showed that there is a significant difference between the mean values for the sensory properties of purity and color.
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