STUDY OF SOME PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HONEY IN SOME REGION BELONGED TO ERBIL GOVERNORATE, IRAQ

Abstract

This study was conducted at the of Agric- College Labs., University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Iraq to evaluate some physicochemical and natural characters of the honey being produced in four regions (Khabbat, Erbil Center, Cedican and Haji Aumran) belonge to Erbil Governorate. Chemical analysis results which had been done by the Agricultural Research center – Food Technology Research Institute – Cairo / Egypt showed some differences in physicochemical and natural composition of different honey specimen's which effect the preference degree by the consumer Khabbat honey had grade A, its percentage of humidity , fructose, glucose, sucrose, and total saccharide were (16%, 34.68%, 31.25%, 4.34% and 77.02%), respectively, while Haji Aumran and Erbil honey had grade B and C respectively and the latest grade was D (Forth grade) for Cedican honey which had the following percentage (17.2%, 36.31%, 32.28%, 5.03% and 77.11%), respectively .