Comparative study of the physicochemical and palynological characteristics of honey from Melipona subnitida and Apis mellifera
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2013
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International Journal of Food Science & Technology
Volume 48, Issue 8, pages 1698–1706, August 2013
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de Almeida-Muradian, L. B., Stramm, K. M., Horita, A., Barth, O. M., da Silva de Freitas, A. and Estevinho, L. M. (2013), Comparative study of the physicochemical and palynological characteristics of honey from Melipona subnitida and Apis mellifera. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 48: 1698–1706. doi: 10.1111/ijfs.12140
- Issue published online: 12 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 OCT 2012
Figure S1. Main pollinic types found in the honey samples. 1– Alternanthera sp.; 2 – Mimosa verrucosa; 3 – Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia; 4 – Piptadenia gonoacantha; Black bar = 10 μm.
Figure S2. Chromatograms of carbohydrates for the two types of honey under study: 1 – Sugar standards; 2 – Apis mellifera honey5 sugars; 3 – Melipona subnitida honey sugars.
Table S1. Palynological spectrum of the two types of honey (Melipona subnitida and Apis mellifera).
Table S2. Color, physicochemical composition and energetic value of the two types of honey (mean ± SD, n = 24 of each type of honey).
Table S3. Results of the qualitative analyses (Fiehe, Lund and Lugol) of the two types of honey
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