Honey-Profiling Module of the NMR FoodScreener

Rapid and cost-effective detection of adulteration and mislabeling of content or origin.

Honey Profiling will be an NMR-based screening method which is developed in a joint effort by Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Alnumed and QSI. For each honey a multitude of parameters related to quality and authenticity will be evaluated simultaneously from a single data set acquired within a few minutes.

  • Simultaneous identification and absolute quantification of a multitude of relevant parameters (sugars, acids, amino acids, …) with reference to NMR distribution
  • Development of statistical models for the analysis of authenticity according to honey variety (such as blossom, honeydew, linden, lavender, chestnut, pine) and according to geographical origin
  • Detection of frauds like addition of rice syrup or other types of sugar
  • Detection of unexpected and even unknown frauds

Interview with Patricia Beaune from Famille Michaud