Composition of Honey

 

 

Honey is composed mainly of a variety of sugars, traces of pollen and water. There are also enzymes present. The following from 490 samples of largely uncrystalized honeys...

 Moisture(%)

 17.2

 Levulose(%)

 38.19

 Dextrose(%)

 31.28

 Sucrose(%)

 1.31

 Maltose(%)

 7.31

 Higher sugars(%)

 1.50

 Undetermined(%)

 3.1

 pH

 3.91

 Free Acidity

 22.03

 Lactone

 7.11

 total Acidity

 29.12

 Lactone/Free Acid

 0.335

 Ash(%)

 0.169

 Nitrogen(%)

 0.041

 Diastase

 20.8

U. S. Dept. of Agriculture Technical bulletin 1261, "Composition of American Honeys"

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