Authors: MIRJANA SABO, MIRJANA POTOCNJAK, INES BANJARI, DANIJELA PETROVIC
Abstract: The palynological properties of 8 honey samples commercially produced in 1 region in Croatia (Varazdin County) were determined. Each sample was examined to determine the pollen percentage and pollen spectrum. On the basis of honey pollen analysis, in these 8 samples different botanical origin was determined. In total, 20 different types of pollen grains were identified. The dominant group of pollen grains consisted of Castanea sativa Mill. in samples 2 and 8, Brassica napus L. in samples 4 and 5, and Trifolium pratense L. in samples 6 and 7. The pollen analysis revealed 6 unifloral and 2 multifloral honeys. Analysis was performed using methods in accordance with national and international legislation, in an accredited laboratory.
Keywords: Pollen, honey, unifloral honey, multifloral honey
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