Monday, July 24, 2006

Honey Has Strong Antioxidative, Antibacterial Activities

Characterization of Honey from Different Floral Sources. Its Functional Properties and Effects of Honey Species on Storage of Meat
Food Chemistry, Volume 97, Issue 2 , July 2006, Pages 256-262

Abstract: The antioxidative effects of honey species and their related products were evaluated using a lipid peroxidation model system. The antioxidant activities of honey species gradually decreased with passage of time…

From the results of the bacterial test on storage of meat and muscle, each honey exhibited the inhibition of bacterial growth. In particular, propolis and royal jelly exhibited the strongest inhibitory effects against bacterial growth. This suggests that honey species from different floral sources possess strong antioxidative and antibacterial activities and are scavengers of active oxygen species.

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