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Honey botanical origin determination by electronic nose

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 48 (2) pp. 99 - 103
April 2009
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Honey botanical origin determination by electronic nose.


Frane Čačić Kenjerić, Saverio Mannino, Simona Bennedetti, Ljiljana Primorac, Daniela Čačić Kenjerić


Four different honey types (Acacia, Robinia pseudoacacia; chestnut, Castanea sativa; lime, Tilia sp.; sage, Salvia officinalis) from Croatia were analysed using an electronic nose to capture the aroma profile. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models were used to determine the botanical origin of honey samples. Overall accurate classification was over 90% which suggests that an electronic nose could be used as fast screening method for the determination of honey botanical origin.

Keywords botanical origin, electronic nose, honey, Principal Component Analysis, Artificial Neural Network models
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