on 05-11-201704:41 AM - edited on 11-09-202104:02 AM by usermigration2
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany AN30177 EA-IRMS: Detection of Honey Adulteration Oliver Kracht and Andreas Hilkert Honey is subject to fraud by adulteration with low price invert sugar syrups. Saccharides in syrups derived from cane, corn or beet sugar are difficult to distinguish from those in pure honeys. AdulterationSugar cane and corn syrups, the most widely used adulterants, have distinctive isotopic 13C signatures because both sugar cane and corn plants use the C4 photosynthetic pathway in contrast to most honey which is derived from plants that use the C3 photosynthetic pathway. These differences in 13C isotopic composition allow detection of > 7% addition of such sugars.