Determination of β-fructofuranosidase in honey
What you need to know about the determination of β-fructofuranosidase in honey?
β-fructofuranosidase is a foreign invertase (an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of sucrose into fructose and glucose) to honey. Detection of this foreign enzyme indirectly indicates the deliberate use of inverted sugar syrups for the adulteration of honey.
The unit of measurement of β-fructofuranosidase activity is Units per kg of honey (U/kg).
Enzyme activity values > 20 U/kg indicate adulteration with invert syrups.
The testing of β-fructofuranosidase in honey is in many cases a prerequisite for the export and sale of honey.
Learn more about the honey testing services provided by Interfind that are required by European legislation for making your honey commercially available.