Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Honey - Composition and Properties

Muhammad Imran

Government College University, Faisalabad

A renowned researcher in the field of Food Science, Technology, and Nutrition. Member of Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists.


Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad is an emerging technologist in the food science and food analytic field.

Rabia Shabir Ahmad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Rabia Shabir Ahmad is an expert in the field of Functional Foods.


Honey Production Beehives Apiculture Beekeeping Practices Pharmacological Importance Honey Efficacy Honey Therapeutic Potential Honey Characterization Honey Functional Components Honey Analysis Honey Products Modern Techniques

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Natural food items are still in utilization in this modern era of digitalization and technological advancements. Among various natural products, honey cannot be ignored, as it is a supersaturated solution of sugars along with complex chemical composition prepared by honeybees in the bee-hive. The complex chemical composition is dependent on beekeeping practices, climatic conditions, type of honeybee species, and botanical source. It is a complex mixture of numerous types of bioactive components such phenolic, enzymes, organic acids, peptides, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which have health-promoting potential against various types of diseases in the liver, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, cancer, wound healing, and many other. It is considered the oldest medicine and is being studied as a therapeutic agent in modern medicine due to its inhibitory effect against microbial infections. Additionally, it acts as a natural preservative in many food applications. There is a plethora of literature that describes the physicochemical, geographical origin, and authentication of honey in this modern era. This book will aim to cover all the aspects that may affect the quality and composition of the honey starting from bee-keeping practices to end product utilization.

This book will also aim to include conventional and novel technologies such as spectroscopic, chromatographic, and non-thermal applications for the physicochemical characterization and authentication of honey and honey-based products. The clinical, pharmacological, and therapeutic potential of honey and its products are also intended to be included in this book.

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Date completed: February 11th 2022

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Review results due: September 1st 2022

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Expected publication date: October 31st 2022

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Muhammad Imran

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Imran, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad–Pakistan since September 03, 2012. Dr. Muhammad Imran completed his Doctorate (Food Technology) from the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He won the Indigenous and IRSIP (Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA) Fellowships for completion of doctorate research funded by HEC, Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Muhammad Imran has expertise in extrusion technology, microencapsulation, lipids chemistry, sensory evaluation, and food process engineering. Until today, Dr. Muhammad Imran has authored 80 publications (International & National) in various Impact Journals of Scientific repute and written 15 Book Chapters as principal author and co-author. Dr. Muhammad Imran has attended several International Conferences (held nationally and locally) as an Invited and Keynote Speaker and also participated as an organizing member to conduct International Conferences, Seminars Workshops, etc. Dr. Muhammad Imran is a Life Time Member of PSFST.

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