Physicochemical characteristics and pollen spectrum of monofloral honeys from Tenerife, Spain

Food Chem. 2017 Aug 1;228:441-446. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.01.150. Epub 2017 Feb 1.


Physicochemical parameters, sugar composition and botanical origin were determined in four monofloral honeys, chestnut, fennel, tajinaste, and Teide broom honeys, abundantly produced in Tenerife Island. All the parameters were within the established intervals in Europe for each type of honey. Large differences between the four monofloral honeys were observed, being the chestnut honeys with most of differential characteristics. Linear discriminant analysis on the physicochemical parameters and sugar composition allows to distinguishing the four types of honeys analysed.

Keywords: Monofloral honey; Multivariate analysis; Physicochemical parameters; Sugar composition; Tajinaste; Teide broom.

MeSH terms

  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Honey / analysis*
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Pollen / chemistry*
  • Spain