Thursday, September 18, 2014

Determination of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Honey

Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in tea, herbal drugs and honey
Honey was previously considered to be one of the main food sources of human pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) exposure in Europe. However, comprehensive analyses of honey and tea sampled in the Berlin retail market revealed unexpected high PA amounts in teas. Our study comprised the analysis of 87 honey as well as 274 tea samples including black, green, rooibos, melissa, peppermint, chamomile, fennel, nettle and mixed herbal tea or fruit tea...

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