Physicochemical and Pollen Analysis of Western Ghats Honey of Karnataka, South India


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Shubharani Ramnath, . and Venkataramegowda, S. (2012) Physicochemical and Pollen Analysis of Western Ghats Honey of Karnataka, South India. International Journal of Science and Nature, 3 (4). pp. 831-835. ISSN 2229 – 6441


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The present investigation was undertaken to determine the physicochemical properties and pollen analysis of 30 honey samples collected from different locations of Western Ghats of Karnataka, South India, out of which 8 samples were found to be unifloral and 22 were multifloral. In unifloral honey samples,Sapindus laurifolia,Areca catechu, Acaciasp.,Mangifera indica, Terminalia bellerica, Syzygiumsp.,Pongamia pinnata, and Eucalyptussp., were predominant pollen types. These samples were also analyzed for several physicochemical parameters such as moisture, ash, pH, total acidity, total sugar, proteins, alkaloids, and phenols. This type of physicochemical and pollen analysis of honey samples favors the possibility of utilizing the rich flora of Western Ghats for good quality honey

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multifloral Honey;Physicochemical Characteristics; Pollen Analysis;Unifloral Honey;Western Ghats
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Narayanaswamy B V
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 08:17

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