Physicochemical Properties and Trace Metal Contents of Honey in Lowlands of Eastern Hararge, Ethiopia

Journal of Science and Sustainable Development

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Title Physicochemical Properties and Trace Metal Contents of Honey in Lowlands of Eastern Hararge, Ethiopia
 
Creator Nagari, Ararso
Bussa, Negussie
Zelalem, Andarge
Kiros, Tsegu
 
Subject Atomic absorption, lowland honey, trace metal, natural honey, physicochemical
 
Description This study was aimed at characterizing natural hone produced in different lowlands of Eastern Hararge, Ethiopia. Standard methods were employed to study the physicochemical properties and trace metal contents of the selected samples. The results showed that the content of moisture, electrical conductivity, pH, free acid value and total acid value were ranged from 9.07-19.32%, 0.32-0.75 mS/cm, 3.48-4.25, 25.83-64.17 meq/kg and 28.25-66.5 meq/kg respectively. These results showed similarity with national and international reports. The contents of Fe, Zn, Cu, Co, Cd, Pb, Mn, Ni and Cr were determined using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. As to the determination results, the concentrations of the elements were found to be ND - 6.04 mg/kg, ND - 1.01 mg/kg, ND - 0.44 mg/kg, ND - 0.45 mg/kg, ND - 0.28 mg/kg, ND - 0.25 mg/kg, ND - 0.15 mg/kg, ND and ND respectively. These results vividly revealed the amounts of metals in safety baseline levels for human consumption.
 
Publisher Ambo University
 
Date 2018-01-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://aujssd.ethernet.edu.et/index.php/jssd/article/view/79
10.20372/au.jssd.6.1.2018.079
 
Source Journal of Science and Sustainable Development; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2018); 13-23
2414-4479
2304-2702
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://aujssd.ethernet.edu.et/index.php/jssd/article/view/79/73
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Author(s)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode
 

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