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Volume 22, Number 3, 1991
Page(s) 221 - 227
Apidologie 22 (1991) 221-227
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19910306

Correlation between the electrical conductivity of honey in humid and in dry matter

M.T. Sancho, S. Muniategui, J.F. Huidobro and J. Simal

Facultad de Farmacia, Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología, Area de Nutrición y Bromatología, 15706 Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña), Spain

Abstract - For 115 honeys, comparing electrical conductivities at 20 °C in solutions containing 10.00 g of honey dissolved in 75 ml of water (x), used to determine pH and acidity type, and solutions containing 20% dry matter (y) revealed a linear relation represented by y = 1.50x (r = 0.9998). On this basis, solution electrical conductivity, pH and acidity type can be measured without data on honey moisture content.

Key words: honey / electrical conductivity / water content