Bioactive compounds in Apis mellifera monofloral honeys

Viteri, Rafael; Zacconi, Flavia; Montenegro, Gloria; Giordano, Ady


Honey is a natural product with a sweet flavor. Honey is made by the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) from the nectar of flowers or other plant secretions that are collected near the hive. These products are mixed with bee saliva and stored. Several studies have demonstrated that honey exhibits antioxidant, antimicrobial, nematicidal, antifungal, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory activities. These properties are influenced by the plants from which the secretions are harvested, from the naturally occurring compounds present in the nectar. Studies of the properties and applications of honey have distinguished honey from other natural products due to the presence of certain compounds and due its bioactive properties. The focus of this review is to discuss the identified and isolated compounds from monofloral honey produced by A. mellifera, with specific emphasis on antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of honey and its therapeutic health benefits.

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Título según WOS: Bioactive compounds in Apis mellifera monofloral honeys
Título de la Revista: JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE
Volumen: 86
Número: 5
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 1552
Página final: 1582


Notas: ISI