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    Default honey proteases may influence honey properties and quality and useful to distinguish

    What Are the Proteolytic Enzymes of Honey and What They Do Tell Us? A Fingerprint Analysis by 2-D Zymography of Unifloral Honeys
    Using bidimensional zymography, we have detected the, until now unrevealed, proteolytic activities present in row honey samples. The resulting zymograms were specific for each type of the four unifloral honey under study, and enzymes were identified as serine proteases by the use of specific inhibitors. The now discovered honey proteases may influence honey properties and quality, and bidimensional zymograms might be useful to distinguish between different honey types, establish their age and floral origin, and allow honey certification.
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    Default Re: honey proteases may influence honey properties and quality and useful to distingu

    What is a unifloral honey and how would you get one?

    I know what unifloral is "supposed" to mean but in reality, how unifloral is unifloral?

    How would one know?

    Ramona

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    Default Re: honey proteases may influence honey properties and quality and useful to distingu

    Unifloral honeys are collected by pulling supers before the next plant species blooms.
    Currently the only test is sugar and pollen content. Pollen grains are as unique as fingerprints. The quantity of pollen per pound of honey is well documented also.
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