Thursday, April 06, 2006

Study: Propolis Flavonoid Content Higher in Korean than Brazil

Antioxidant and Antimicrobial activities of Propolis from Several Regions of Korea
LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 39, Issue 7, September 2006, Pages 756-761

Abstract: Biological activities of different propolis extracts in Korea were examined for the evaluation of quality comparison with that from Brazil (BZ). Total polyphenol and flavonoid contents of propolis extracts from Yeosu (YS) and Cheorwon (CW), whose values were higher than BZ, were also shown to be more aboudant…

The extracts of YS and CW had effective antimicrobial activities on Staphilococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhimurium and Candida albicans. Strong antioxidant, radical-scavenging and antimicrobial activities of YS and CW seemed to relate with high values, total polyphenol, and flavonoid contents.

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