Antioxidant Activity of Honeys of Various Origin From the Malopolska Region

Lesław Juszczak , Robert Socha


The aim of the study was to evaluate the content of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and anthocyanins as well as the antioxidant activity of various honeys from the Malopolska region in Poland. The research material consisted of multifloral, goldenrod, rape, buckwheat and honeydew honey collected directly from beekeepers. The color index of the honey was assessed spectrophotometrically. The total content of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and anthocyanins were determined in honey. The antiradical activity was also assessed in reaction with DPPHº and ABTSº + radicals and the reduction ability by FRAP and CUPRAC methods. Based on the obtained results, it was found that the highest average antioxidant activity was found for buckwheat honey containing the most phenolic compounds, flavonoids and anthocyanins. These honeys were also characterized by the highest value of the color index. It was also found that there were significant linear correlations between the analyzed parameters characterizing the color and the antioxidant activity of the examined honeys.
Author Lesław Juszczak (FoFT / DoFAaQA)
Lesław Juszczak,,
- Department of Food Analysis and Quality Assessment
, Robert Socha (FoFT / DoFAaQA)
Robert Socha,,
- Department of Food Analysis and Quality Assessment
Publication size in sheets5.8
Book Golian Jozef, Belej Lubomir, Capla Jozef (eds.): Bezpečnosť a kontrola potravín : Zborník prác zo XVI. vedeckej konferencie s medzinárodnou účasťou online, Piešťany, 28-29 marec 2019, 2019, Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, ISBN 978-80-552-1978-3, 249 p., DOI:10.15414/2019.9788055219783
Keywords in Englishhoney, phenolic content, antioxidant activity, reducing power
Languageen angielski
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