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Title: Determination of chemical elements in africanized Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) honey samples from the State of Piauí, Brazil
Other Titles: Química Nova
Authors: Sodré, Geni da Silva
Marchini, Luís Carlos
Zucchi, Orgeda Luiza Araújo Domingues
Nascimento Filho, Virgilio Franco
Otsuk, Ivani Pozar
Moreti, Augusta Carolina de Camargo Carmello
Keywords: Honey;Africanized honey bee;Chemical elements
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Honey is a food used since the most remote times, appreciated for its characteristic flavor, considerable nutritional value and medicinal properties; however, little information exists about the presence of chemical elements in it. The objectives of this work were to determine the chemical elements present in 38 honey samples, collected directly from beekeepers from the State of Piauí, Brazil and to verify whether they presented any contamination. The chemical elements were determined by means of Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence. The means of three replicates were: K (109.671 ± 17.487), Ca (14.471 ± 3.8797), Ti (0.112 ± 0.07), Cr (0.196 ± 0.11), Mn (0.493 ± 0.103), Fe (1.722 ± 0.446), Co (0.038), Ni (0.728 ± 0.706), Cu (0.179 ± 0.0471), Zn (0.967 ± 0.653), Se (not detected), Br (not detected), Rb (0.371 ± 0.097), Sr (0.145 ± 0.45), Ba (11.681), Hg (not detected), and Pb (0.863) µg g-1.
Description: p. 920-924
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/14435
ISSN: 0100-4042
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