Determination by near-infrared spectroscopy of perseitol used as a marker for the botanical origin of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) honey.

@article{Dvash2002DeterminationBN,
  title={Determination by near-infrared spectroscopy of perseitol used as a marker for the botanical origin of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) honey.},
  author={Levana Dvash and Ohad Afik and Sharoni Shafir and Arthur A. Schaffer and Yelena Yeselson and Arnon Dag and Serge Yan Landau},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 19},
  pages={5283-7}
}
This paper reports the application of near-infrared (NIR) reflectance spectroscopy to determine the concentration in honey of perseitol, a sugar that is specific to avocado honey. Reference values for perseitol were obtained by high-performance liquid chromatography analysis in 109 honey samples. Although the average concentration of perseitol in honey samples was only 0.48%, accurate prediction equations were successfully developed. The regression model of modified partial least squares was… CONTINUE READING