Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marker Compound Found for Genuine Manuka Honey

Security Industry, 7/25/2016

Scientists in New Zealand have developed a way to distinguish between Manuka honey and lower-quality substitutes.

Using fluorescence spectroscopy, the team were able to detect genuine Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey thanks to a marker compound - called leptosperin - that is only found in trace quantities in other honey types...

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