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Table 2 Physical parameters (pH, moisture content, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids concentrations and color intensity) of Malaysian honey samples

From: Physicochemical and antioxidant properties of Malaysian honeys produced by Apis cerana, Apis dorsata and Apis mellifera

Sample pH Moisture content (%) mean ± SD EC (mS/cm) mean ± SD TDS (ppm) mean ± SD HMF (mg/kg) mean ± SD ABS450(mAU; 50 w/v) mean ± SD
Acacia (A. mellifera) 3.53 ± 0.06c 15.16 ± 0.10c 0.76 ± 0.005a 375.00 ± 2.5a 0.26 ± 0.2d 320.33 ± 2.8b
Pineapple (A. mellifera) 3.73 ± 0.06b 14.86 ± 0.20c 0.35 ± 0.002b 176.00 ± 1.0c 68.99 ± 0.44a 312.33 ± 12.34b
Borneo (A. cerana) 4.03 ± 0.06a 16.99 ± 0.31b 0.75 ± 0.006a 377.00 ± 2.0a 28.50 ± 1.05c 338.33 ± 17.10b
Tualang (A. dorsata) 3.80 ± 0.0b 17.53 ± 0.12a 0.75 ± 0.003a 371.00 ± 1.3b 46.17 ± 1.59b 544.33 ± 11.68a
Mean ± SD 3.78 ± 0.21 16.14 ± 1.33 0.65 ± 0.20 324.75 ± 99.0 35.98 ± 0.77 378.83 ± 1110.87
  1. Means were compared by using a one-way ANOVA with post hoc multiple comparisons. In each column, values with different letters (superscripts) indicate significant differences (p < 0.05).
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