Phenols and antioxidant activity of hydro-alcoholic extracts of propolis from Algarve, South of Portugal.

@article{Miguel2010PhenolsAA,
  title={Phenols and antioxidant activity of hydro-alcoholic extracts of propolis from Algarve, South of Portugal.},
  author={Maria da Graça Miguel and Eva. C. S. Nunes and Susana Anahi Dandlen and Ana Margarida Cavaco and Maria Dulce Antunes},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={
          3418-23
        }
}
Propolis is a natural honeybee product known to be beneficial for human health, with a complex chemical composition, highly dependent on the collection site. The objective of the present research was to evaluate phenols and antioxidant activity of propolis samples collected in three main areas of Algarve, South of Portugal. Water revealed to be less effective for extracting phenolic compounds from propolis than the methanol and water/ethanol. The last two were good extraction solvents of… CONTINUE READING
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