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Melissopalynological and Volatile Compounds Analysis of Buckwheat Honey from Different Geographical Origins and Their Role in Botanical Determination

Table 3

Relative frequencies of the main pollen types in honeys labeled as buckwheat honeys. B7: buckwheat honey from Russia; B8 and B9: buckwheat honey from Poland; B10: buckwheat honey from Nepal.

Sample code
B7B8B9B10

Dominant pollen
(>45%)
Cruciferae 67%

Secondary pollen
(16–45%)
Helianthus 30%
Melilotus 24%
Fagopyrum esculentum 25%Fagopyrum esculentum 30%
Brassica napus 17.9%
Fagopyrum esculentum 16%

Important minor pollen
(3–15%)
Cruciferae 9%
Fagopyrum esculentum 5%
Trifolium repens 5%
Echium 4%
Verbascum 4%
Robinia 3%
Brassica napus 14%
Echium 8%
Trifolium repens 4%
Helianthus 3%
Umbelliferae 3%
Echium 13%
Gleditsia 12.4%
Helianthus 4.8%
Helianthus 4%
Compositae 4%
Eucalyptus 3%

Minor pollen
(<3%)
Labiatae 2%
Onobrychis 2%
Cynoglossum 1%
Prunus 1%
Campanulaceae 1%
Compositae 1%
Lotus 1%
Umbelliferae 1%
Lotus 2%
Trifolium repens 1%
Compositae <1%
Sedum/Sempervivum <1%
Sedum/Sempervivum 3%
Lamium 2.3%
Trifolium  repens 1.9%
Salix 1.5%
Lotus  corniculatus 1.5%
Umbelliferae 1.5%
Salvia 1.5%
Euphorbiaceae <1%
Rosaceae 2%
Umbelliferae 2%
Bombacaceae 1%
Castanea 1%
Labiatae <1%

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