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Using Chemometric Analyses for Tracing the Regional Origin of Multifloral Honeys of Montenegro

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Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Montenegro, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
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Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, 18000 Niš, Serbia
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Department of Biology, University of Montenegro, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
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Foods 2020, 9(2), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9020210
Received: 19 January 2020 / Revised: 13 February 2020 / Accepted: 14 February 2020 / Published: 18 February 2020
This is the first study of mineral content and basic physicochemical parameters of honeys of Montenegro. We examined honey samples from eight different micro-regions of Montenegro, and the results confirm that, with the exception of cadmium in samples from two regions exposed to industrial pollution, none of the 12 elements analyzed exceeded the maximum allowable level. The samples from areas exposed to industrial pollution were clearly distinguished from samples from other regions of Montenegro in the detectable contents of Pb, Cd, and Sr. This study showed that chemometric techniques might enhance the classification of Montenegrin honeys according to their micro-regional origin using the mineral content. Linear discriminant analysis revealed that the classification rate was 79.2% using the cross-validation method. View Full-Text
Keywords: honey; regional origin; chemometric analysis; mineral content; Montenegro honey; regional origin; chemometric analysis; mineral content; Montenegro
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Vukašinović-Pešić, V.; Blagojević, N.; Brašanac-Vukanović, S.; Savić, A.; Pešić, V. Using Chemometric Analyses for Tracing the Regional Origin of Multifloral Honeys of Montenegro. Foods 2020, 9, 210. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9020210

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Vukašinović-Pešić V, Blagojević N, Brašanac-Vukanović S, Savić A, Pešić V. Using Chemometric Analyses for Tracing the Regional Origin of Multifloral Honeys of Montenegro. Foods. 2020; 9(2):210. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9020210

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Vukašinović-Pešić, Vesna, Nada Blagojević, Snežana Brašanac-Vukanović, Ana Savić, and Vladimir Pešić. 2020. "Using Chemometric Analyses for Tracing the Regional Origin of Multifloral Honeys of Montenegro" Foods 9, no. 2: 210. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9020210

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