Flavonoids in monospecific Eucalyptus honeys from Australia

Martos, I., Ferreres, F., Yao, L. H., DArcy, B., Caffin, N. and Tomas-Barberan, F. A. (2000) Flavonoids in monospecific Eucalyptus honeys from Australia. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 48 10: 4744-4748. doi:10.1021/jf000277i

Author Martos, I.
Ferreres, F.
Yao, L. H.
DArcy, B.
Caffin, N.
Tomas-Barberan, F. A.
Title Flavonoids in monospecific Eucalyptus honeys from Australia
Journal name Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8561
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/jf000277i
Open Access Status
Volume 48
Issue 10
Start page 4744
End page 4748
Total pages 5
Editor J.N. Seiber
Place of publication Washington, DC, USA
Publisher American Chemical Society
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
290104 Other Food Sciences
630499 Primary animal products not elsewhere classified
Abstract The HPLC analyses of Australian unifloral Eucalyptus honeys have shown that the flavonoids myricetin (3,5,7,3',4',5'-hexahydroxyflavone), tricetin (5,7,3',4',5'-pentahydroxyflavone), quercetin (3;5,7,3',4'-pentahydroxyflavone), luteolin (5,7,3',4'-tetrahydroxyflavone), and kaempferol (3,5,7,4'-tetrahydroxyflavone) are present in all samples. These compounds were previously suggested as floral markers of European Eucalyptus honeys. The present results confirm the use of flavonoid : analysis as an objective method for the botanical origin determination of eucalyptus honey. Honeys from E. camaldulensis (river red gum honey) contain tricetin as the main flavonoid marker, whereas lin honeys from E. pilligaensis (mallee honey), luteolin is the main flavonoid marker, suggesting that species-specific differences can be detected with this analysis. The main difference between the flavonoid profiles of Australian and European Eucalyptus honeys is that in the Australian honeys, the propolis-derived flavonoids (pinobanksin (3,5,7-trihydroxyflavanone), pinocembrin (5,7-dihydroxyflavanone), and chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone)) are seldom found and in much smaller amounts.
Keyword Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Applied
Food Science & Technology
Botanical Origin
Floral Markers
New-zealand Honeys
Floral Origin
Heather Honey
Citrus Honey
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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