Determination of diastase activity in honey

What you need to know about the determination of diastase activity in honey?

Honey contains low concentrations of a number of enzymes, the most important of which are diastase, invertase, glucose oxidase, catalase, and acid phosphatase.

Under normal conditions, diastase activity in honey depends on its botanical and geographical origin as well as on the time of its harvest. Due to its sensitivity to heat, honey diastase is a quality indicator of overheating and aging, thus making the diastase test a necessary step in the process.

Diastase activity in honey is expressed in Schade units per gram of honey.

According to current legislation, diastase levels in honey must have a value greater than 8, with the exception of orange blossom honey which requires a value greater than 3.

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