The volatile compounds of 13 Turkish pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) honey samples were characterized by solid phase microextraction (SPME) analysis, followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. A total of 42 volatile compounds were identified, but volatile compounds such as nonana1, benzene, 4-hexen-3-ol, alpha-pinene, and 2-heptanone were recognized to be specific floral origin markers of the pine honey. The SPME extraction method was proposed as an alternative way to carry out pollen analysis for floral source detection, especially for products such as pine honey, by characterization of honeydew elements.
Pine honey, volatile compounds, pollen analysis, volatile markers
"Determination of volatile compounds of pine honeys,"
Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 35:
5, Article 14.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol35/iss5/14