Project snapshot: Increasing the value of Australian honey as a health food
Honey has a long history of use to treat digestive ailments and research suggests honey acts as a prebiotic food that favourably changes the balance...
Published: 11 Dec 2020
Author(s): Dr Kate Hammer
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This project quantified the antibacterial activity and physicochemical parameters of a wide range of WA honeys. This is the first time that data of this kind have been reported for many of the honeys collected. The WA beekeeping industry and individual apiarists will benefit from having a solid foundation of data to support claims made for their unique monofloral honeys. These data may also affect the marketability of honeys, which would in turn improve the sale price of honey or honey products, and the overall profitability of the industry.