Friday, June 26, 2009

Honey Shelf Life Depends on Botanical Origin

Prediction of Honey Shelf Life
Journal of Food Quality, Volume 32 Issue 3, Pages 352 - 368

Fourteen commercial honey samples of different botanical origin (acacia, chestnut, citrus, eucalyptus, multifloral) were stored for up to 18 months at room temperature…

The results show that commercial honey shelf life depends on botanical origin as well as processing. Except chestnut, all other honeys showed shorter shelf lives than the declared one (usually 36 months). The shortest values, 15 months, were for citrus and eucalyptus honeys. The longest, 20 months, was for acacia and multifloral honeys.

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