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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Preliminary analysis of some linden honey originary from Arad County Print E-mail
Written by Dărăban A., Iacob A., Chișe E., Turcuș V., Câmpean R., Petrescu S., Olah N.K. Dehelean G.   
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Article Title: Preliminary analysis of some linden honey originary from Arad County
Authors: Dărăban A., Iacob A., Chișe E., Turcuș V., Câmpean R., Petrescu S., Olah N.K. Dehelean G.
Affiliation: 1 Faculty of Pharmacy, “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad, L. Rebreanu str. 86, Arad, Romania 2 Faculty of Medicine, “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad, L. Rebreanu str. 86, Arad, Romania 3 SC PlantExtrakt SRL, 407059 Rădaia, Cluj, Romania
Abstract: The honey is one of the most ancient energizing food and medicine used by the people. This miraculous product of the bees contain a lot of sugars and oligominerals that could help to complete the people diet, promote the health and give extra energy in case of exhausting activity, like those performing different sports. The aim of this study was to evaluate the linden honey originary from different location from Arad county for their quality, by determination of organoleptic properties, the sugars, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and zinc, chloride and sulfates content. These determinations were performed using color standards by comparison, TLC respectively AAS. The results show high content of calcium, magnesium and zinc in all samples, contents that can improve the honey usage as functional food for supplement these essential oligominerals. It was observed that the sugars present in linden honey samples are mostly represented by fructose and glucose. The studied samples contain chlorides and sulfates in legal limits. All these preliminary results propose the Arad county linden honey as a valuable functional food for prevent different potencial diseases.
Keywords: Linden honey, sugars, oligominerals, TLC, AAS
*Correspondence: Neli Kinga Olah, 1 Faculty of Pharmacy, “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad, L. Rebreanu str. 86, Arad, Romania