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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Effect of storage on various honey quality parameters of Apis mellifera honey harvested from Kannad region, Aurangabad

Author(s):

Waykar Bhalchandra, Mahesh A Joshi and Nilesh Jawalkar

Abstract:

The present study deals with the effect of storage on Apis mellifera honey quality parameters harvested from Kannad taluka of Aurangabad district (M.S.), India. Honey quality parameters like pH, electrical conductivity, moisture content, proline content, HMF content, invertase and diastase activity were measured by AOAC method (2000) at intervals of each six month for the period of 24 month. Student’s T-Test was applied to the analyzed data. Results clearly indicates that the pH, electrical conductivity, moisture content and HMF content were increased with the increasing of storage period and concentration of proline, invertase and diastase number were decreased with the increasing of storage time limit. The said physicochemical parameters of honey sample were found statistically significant according to their storage time limit. The obtained data also clearly demonstrate that the invertase is more sensitive than the diastase and HMF content to the storage as well as heat treatment of honey.

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How to cite this article:
Waykar Bhalchandra, Mahesh A Joshi and Nilesh Jawalkar. Effect of storage on various honey quality parameters of Apis mellifera honey harvested from Kannad region, Aurangabad. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2022;11(1):239-246. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2022.v11.i1d.14352

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