Quality Criteria for Propolis Standardization

Laura Stan, Liviu Al. Mărghitaş, Daniel Dezmirean

Abstract


Propolis is a natural resine produced by honeybees with high biological value for human kind. Although propolis is intensively used in medicine, cosmetics and lately in food industry also, there is no quality standard (Romanian or European) for this specific beeproduct. This article presents the quality criteria for Romanian raw propolis (56 samples) as a collection of data obtained along the years through extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis. Data obtained for extraction yield (59%±8%), wax content (35%±8%), total flavonoids (9£±3%) and total phenolics (28%±7%), antioxidant activity against DPPH are presented.


Keywords


antioxidant activity; DPPH; flavonoids; quality standard of propolis; phenolic compounds; propolis

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LUCRARI STIINTIFICE ZOOTEHNIE SI BIOTEHNOLOGII (SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ANIMAL SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES)

ISSN print 1841 - 9364
ISSN online 2344 - 4576
ISSN-L  1841 - 9364
(former ISSN 1221-5287, E-ISSN 1841-9364)

PUBLISHER: AGROPRINT Timisoara, Romania
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