Characterization of Portuguese honey from Castelo Branco region according to their pollen spectrum, physicochemical characteristics and mineral contents.


The aim of this work was to evaluate the quality of 16 honey samples from Castelo Branco region (Portugal). Twelve are monofloral from Calluna vulgaris, Erica, Lavandula, Echium and Campanula. The mean values obtained for physicochemical parameters were: 3.82 pH; 16.80% moisture; 81.6°Brix; 0.21% ash; 357.6 μS cm-1 electrical conductivity; 33.7 meq/kg free… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13197-017-2700-y