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Determination of hydroxy methyl furfural concentration in honey using ultra violate-visible spectrometry in West Gojjam Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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Tezera Alehegn, Kusse Gudishe Goroya

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Int. J. Biomol. & Biomed.12( 1), 1-6, January 2021


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This paper aimed to determine the concentration of hydroxyl methyl furfural (HMF) using UV-visible spectroscopy to assess the quality of honey. The honey samples were collected from three honeys productive temperature zones: temperate, sub-tropical and tropical. Following the procedure of white method, the concentration of HMF of temperate, sub-tropical and tropical zone honey are found to be 11.18 ± 0.052mg/kg, 24.95± 0.119mg/kg, and 56.94±0.366mg/kg respectively. There is statistically significance differences between the groups in HMF concentration at 95% confidence level (p<0.05). All the samples are found to have HMF value less than the maximum concentration of HMF in honey set by standard controlling international organizations, which shows good quality of the honey in the study areas.


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