The objective of the study was to verify the authenticity floral honey by using solid phase microextraction technique (SPME) together with gas chromatography coupled with to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Seven different floral honey variatious were selected for the research: eucalyptus, chestnut, lavender, raspberry, dandelion, orange blossom and rosemary. The isolation of the aroma compounds was performed using the SPME procedure. A DVB/CAR/PDMS fibre was used to extract headspace volatiles from honey. The analysis of the extracts was performed using an SHIMADZU GCMS-QP2010S. The column used was an DB-5 capillary column (30 m x 0.25 mm i.d., 0.5 µm film thickness). Quantitative analysis of aroma profiles let us differentiate samples of honey, and it has proven that solid phase microextraction technique (SPME) together with gas chromatography coupled with to thurned out in definition of botanical authenticity of honey.
honey, aroma profile, authenticity, volatile compound