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Title: Antioxidant capacity of honey from the urban apiary: a comparison with honey from the rural apiary
Authors: Nicewicz, Agata W.
Nicewicz, Łukasz
Pawłowska, Patrycja
Keywords: natural antioxidants; honey
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: "Scientific Reports" (2021), Vol. 11, art. no. 9695, s. 1-8
Abstract: Honey is a source of natural antioxidant compounds exerting several health-beneficial effects. Since urban beekeeping is quite common, the fear among potential consumers about the quality and the safety of honey produced exclusively in the cities is observed. However, the antioxidant properties of urban honey have not yet been tested. We described the antioxidant properties of linden honey from urban and rural areas. We analyzed the total phenolic content, DPPH• radical scavenging activity, Trolox equivalent antioxidant activity assay, the protein content, and catalase activity. The analysis showed that all tested parameters were significantly higher in honey from rural areas than in urban samples. The differences in the obtained results are certainly not the effect of the floral composition of honey, but rather due to the location of the honeybee colonies. It seems that the consumption of honey from urban areas for health purposes should be considered.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-89178-4
ISSN: 2045-2322
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