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2014 (Vol. 6, Issue: 4)
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Recent Advances and Applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Honey Quality Assessment

Guiyun Chen, Yuping Huang and Kunjie Chen
Corresponding Author:  Kunjie Chen 

Key words:  Advances, applications, detection, honey, near infrared spectroscopy, ,
Vol. 6 , (4): 461-467
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November 20, 2013 December 09, 2013 April 10, 2014

Currently, most of the technologies used to identify honey quality are inefficient and costly. There is a necessity to develop a more effective one for honey quality assessment. Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) has the potential to be such a technique for its unique characteristics. This study reviews recent advances and applications of NIR spectroscopy in honey authentication domain including constituents, adulteration, brand, botanical origin and geographical origin. It presents a comprehensive using of this technology, with advantages and limitations, in honey quality detection, which offers insights on selecting the most appropriate NIR spectroscopic method for samples presentation, spectral acquisition, spectral pretreatment and modeling. Future research is to be focused on increasing model robustness, developing overall NIR spectroscopic database and a NIR-based integrated technology system on honey quality assessment.
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Guiyun Chen, Yuping Huang and Kunjie Chen, 2014. Recent Advances and Applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Honey Quality Assessment.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 6(4): 461-467.
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