Thursday, January 14, 2016

Serbia Bee Pollen Rich in Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc

Mineral content of bee pollen from Serbia / Sadržaj minerala u uzorcima pčelinjega peluda iz Srbije

Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2015 Dec 1;66(4):251-258

In this study we analysed mineral composition of bee pollen of different plant origin collected across Serbia using inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectrometry. The most abundant elements were potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

The samples were also exceptionally rich in iron and zinc, which are very important as nutrients. Judging by our findings, mineral composition of bee pollen much more depends on the type of pollen-producing plant than on its geographical origin.

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