Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Brazilian Red Propolis: Legitimate Name of the Plant Resin Source

Abstract - MOJ Food Processing & Technology

Red propolis ranks as the second most produced Brazilian propolis type. Its main
chemical constituents are phenolic substances typical of the subfamily Faboideae of
the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family, such as neoflavanoids, chalcones, flavanones and
isoflavonoids, among them isoflavones (e.g. biochanin a, daidzein) and pterocarpans
(e.g. medicarpin).

The plant source of Brazilian red propolis has been referred to as
Dalbergia ecastophyllum throughout the propolis literature. Such scientific binomial,
however, is a synonym of the legitimate name Dalbergia ecastaphyllum.

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