Honey is far from being a vitamin-rich food. Only low concentrations of water-soluble vitamins are normally present in honey. The amount of water-soluble vitamins in honey and their concentrations can be a strong indicator of the geographical origin and the freshness of the honey. Analytical methods used to determine vitamins until now were based on spectroscopic, chromatographic, titrimetric and microbiological approaches. Water-soluble vitamins in honey have been often determined using methods not specifically developed for this matrix. While data published in the literature are quite homogeneous regarding the amount of B group vitamins in honey, the reported concentration of vitamin C in honey varies widely over several orders of magnitude. It is possible that data relative to high concentrations in honey of vitamin C are affected by some bias. Only a proper validation of the whole analytical protocol offers guarantees on the reliability of the data produced.

Assay of B Vitamins and other Water-soluble Vitamins in Honey / Ciulu, M.; Spano, Nadia; Salis, S.; Pilo, Maria Itria; Floris, Ignazio; Pireddu, L.; Sanna, Gavino. - 4:(2013), pp. 3.173-3.194. [10.1039/9781849734714-00173]

Assay of B Vitamins and other Water-soluble Vitamins in Honey

SPANO, Nadia;PILO, Maria Itria;FLORIS, Ignazio;SANNA, Gavino
2013

Abstract

Honey is far from being a vitamin-rich food. Only low concentrations of water-soluble vitamins are normally present in honey. The amount of water-soluble vitamins in honey and their concentrations can be a strong indicator of the geographical origin and the freshness of the honey. Analytical methods used to determine vitamins until now were based on spectroscopic, chromatographic, titrimetric and microbiological approaches. Water-soluble vitamins in honey have been often determined using methods not specifically developed for this matrix. While data published in the literature are quite homogeneous regarding the amount of B group vitamins in honey, the reported concentration of vitamin C in honey varies widely over several orders of magnitude. It is possible that data relative to high concentrations in honey of vitamin C are affected by some bias. Only a proper validation of the whole analytical protocol offers guarantees on the reliability of the data produced.
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Assay of B Vitamins and other Water-soluble Vitamins in Honey / Ciulu, M.; Spano, Nadia; Salis, S.; Pilo, Maria Itria; Floris, Ignazio; Pireddu, L.; Sanna, Gavino. - 4:(2013), pp. 3.173-3.194. [10.1039/9781849734714-00173]
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