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INTERACTION OF HONEY PROTEIN AND TANNIC ACID

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 23 (2) pp.106-109
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Date
June 1984
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INTERACTION OF HONEY PROTEIN AND TANNIC ACID

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C Y LEE
Abstract

The clarification of apple juice by honey was studied. The component of honey responsible for clarification was found to be protein. In a study of the interaction of honey protein with tannic acid, we found that the amount of honey protein-tannic acid complex that was formed was influenced by the relative concentrations of the reactants. The maximum rate of interaction occurred at the ratio of 1 tannic acid to 2-3 parts protein.

 

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