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Honey Processing Plant

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Honey being a biological substance and intended for food & pharmaceutical use needs greater attention in quality and its handling. The moisture content in honey plays an important role in deciding the quality of honey. Honey with more than 20% moisture is thinner in consistency due to moisture absorbed by honey. If the moisture content is more than 20% the honey is liable to spoilage due to fermentation & granulation. Considering the present practice of collection, storage & handling of honey under uncontrolled conditions including climatic factors it needs processing, to protect it's valuable natural properties which includes micro filteration, yeast inactivation & evaporation at low temperatures.

Composition of honey

Water (Moisture) 20%
Fructose (Levulose) 37%
Glucose (Dextrose) 34%
Sucrose (Non Reducing Sugar) 5.0%
Total Ash (Minerals) 0.25%
Acids Organic 0.20%
Proteins, Amino Acids, etc. 1.50%
Other ingredients including pollen grains 1.05%
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