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Table 2 Physical parameters (pH, moisture, sucrose, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids content and color characteristics) of various Malaysian honeys

From: Evaluation of physicochemical and antioxidant properties of sourwood and other Malaysian honeys: a comparison with manuka honey

Sample pH Moisture content EC TDS ABS450
(%) Mean ± SD Mean ± SD (mAU,50 w/v)
   Mean ± SD mS/cm ppm Mean ± SD
Gelam 3.83 ± 0.06b 17.93 ± 0.23b 0.74 ± 0.011b 368.33 ± 5.86b 585.33 ± 5.51d
Longan 3.83 ± 0.06b 18.59 ± 0.12a 0.48 ± 0.005d 242.33 ± 3.21d 660.67 ± 3.06c
Rubber Tree 3.83 ± 0.06b 19.06 ± 0.20a 0.41 ± 0.001e 206.67 ± 0.58e 204.67 ± 5.03e
Sourwood 3.90 ± 0.00b 17.86 ± 0.40b 0.79 ± 0.009a 394.33 ± 4.62a 713.67 ± 5.51b
Manuka 4.10 ± 0.00a 11.59 ± 0.12c 0.53 ± 0.002c 262.67 ± 0.58c 805.00 ± 13.45a
Mean ± SD 3.90 ± 0.12 17.01 ± 3.07 0.59 ± 0.17 294.87 ± 81.96 593.87 ± 231.81
  1. Means are compared by using One way ANOVA-Post Hoc Multiple Comparisons. In each column, values with different letters (superscripts “a-e”) indicate significant differences (p < 0.05).