Monday, May 30, 2016
Antioxidant activity of honey supplemented with bee products
Natural Product Research: Formerly Natural Product Letters
Volume 30, Issue 12, 2016
The aim of this work was to evaluate the influence of supplementation of multiflower honey with bee products on the phenolic compound content and on antioxidant activity.
Average total phenolic and flavonoids contents in the multiflower honeys were 36.06 ± 10.18 mg GAE/100 g and 4.48 ± 1.69 mg QE/100 g, respectively. The addition of royal jelly did not affect significantly the phenolic compound content and antioxidant activity. Supplementation of honey with other bee products, i.e. beebread, propolis, pollen, resulted in significant increase in the total phenolic and flavonoids contents, and in antiradical activity and reducing power, with the largest effect found for addition of beebread.
Significant linear correlations between the total phenolic and flavonoids contents and antiradical activity and reducing power were found.