Sunday, October 05, 2008

Portuguese Propolis ‘Important Source’ of Phenols Showing Antioxidant Properties

Antioxidant Properties, Total Phenols and Pollen Analysis of Propolis Samples from Portugal
Food Chem Toxicol, 2008 Aug 30

Pollen analysis, total phenols content and antioxidant activity were studied for the first time in Portuguese propolis samples from Bornes and Fundão region…

The high activity of propolis from Bornes could be related with their different pollen composition. The results obtained indicate that Portuguese propolis is an important source of total phenols showing antioxidant properties that could be beneficial for human health.

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