Antioxidant evaluation of bee pollen extracts of twelve common species from China
ByK. Yang, C. Xing & P.L. Sun
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Bee pollen has been used for many centuries in traditional medicine, supplementary nutrition, and in alternative diets. Daily ingestion of bee pollen has been recommended for anticancer, anti-benign prostate hyperplasia, ameliorate ageing and antioxidant activities (Negri, G. et al. 2011). It is rich in sugars, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals (Morais, M. et al. 2011; Yang, K. et al. 2013). Recently, increasing attention was focused on a special group, i.e. the phenolic compounds (Silva, T.M.S. et al. 2006), mainly consist of flavonol glycosides, flavonoid aglycons and phenolic acids (Chu, Q.C. et al. 2007). These compositions tended to be species-specific (Campos, M. et al. 1997).