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Physicochemical Properties of Some Honeys Sold in Different Places in Dakar

Received: 2 November 2022    Accepted: 21 November 2022    Published: 29 November 2022
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Honey is characterized as a natural and raw foodstuff that can be consumed not only as a sweetener but also as medicine due to its therapeutic impact on human health. It is prone to adulterants caused by humans that manipulate the quality of honey. The aim of this work is to evaluate some physicochemical parameters that can be used to characterize the honeys from Dakar region in Senegal. Physicochemical characterisation was carried out on 08 honey samples collected from different places where honey is sold. Parameters such as the color, smell, flavor, density, pH, electrical conductivity, water content, viscosity, glucose and fructose were analyzed for each honey sample. Honey analyses were performed as described by the official methods. The mean results were: density (1.41), pH (4.24), electrical conductivity (0.24 mS/cm), refractive index (1.4862), viscosity (6.9720 mPa.s), optical activity (F/G > 1). The sensory and physicochemical values were in the range of approved limits for all honeys tested. The results showed that the use of sensory methods and physicochemical parameters can be a useful tool to characterize different types of honeys sold in Dakar and even in the country. This will only be feasible when enough data is available to establish upper and lower limits for the physicochemical parameters used for quality control.

Published in European Journal of Biophysics (Volume 10, Issue 2)
DOI 10.11648/j.ejb.20221002.11
Page(s) 16-20
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Keywords

Dakar Honey, Sensory, Physicochemical Properties, Viscosity, Density

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  • Laboratory of Biophysics, Faculty of Health, Thies University, Thies, Senegal; Diamniadio Children's Hospital Medical Biology Laboratory, Dakar, Senegal

  • Laboratory of Galenics, Faculty of Health, Thies University, Thies, Senegal

  • Diamniadio Children's Hospital Medical Biology Laboratory, Dakar, Senegal; Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Health, Thies University, Thies, Senegal

  • Physical-Mathematical Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

  • Physical-Mathematical Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

  • Physical-Mathematical Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

  • Laboratory of Chemistry, Faculty of Health, Thies University, Thies, Senegal

  • Physical-Mathematical Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

  • Physical-Mathematical Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

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