Trace elements in wild and orchard honeys.


The present study aims the identification and quantification of trace elements in two types of honey samples: Orchard honey and Wild honey from mainland Portugal. Chemical elements content was assessed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). Concentrations were determinated for Ag, As, Br, Ca, Cl, Cs, Cu, Fe, K, La, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, U, V and Zn. The nutritional values of both honey types were evaluated since this product contains some elements that are essential dietary nutrients for humans. Physical properties of the honey samples, such as electrical conductivy and pH, were assessed as well.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.01.013

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@article{AlmeidaSilva2011TraceEI, title={Trace elements in wild and orchard honeys.}, author={Marina Almeida-Silva and Nuno Canha and Catarina Galinha and H. M. Dung and Maria Conceiç{\~a}o Freitas and Tim{\'o}teo Sitoe}, journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine}, year={2011}, volume={69 11}, pages={1592-5} }