ORIGINAL RESEARCH
The Effect of Storage of Bee Pollen Extracts on Polyphenol Content
Anna Rzepecka-Stojko1, Małgorzata Stec2, Ewa Kurzeja2, Ewa Gawrońska2, Katarzyna Pawłowska-Góral2
 
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1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Laboratory Medicine,
Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Jagiellońska 4, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
2Department of Food and Nutrition, School of Pharmacy and Laboratory Medicine,
Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Jedności 8, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2012;21(4):1007–1011
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Bee pollen belongs to bee products that are characterized by high nutritional value and biotic activity. These characteristics result from the wide variety of compounds that bee pollen contains.
Our study determined the effects of storage conditions of bee pollen extracts on polyphenol content. The study was conducted with the use of three types of bee pollen extracts, namely ethanol extracts, enzymatic hydrolysates from pollen, and ethanol extract of pepsin-digested bee pollen. Polyphenol content in the studied extracts was determined immediately after extraction and after 12-month storage. We have concluded that 12- month storage of bee pollen extracts decreases polyphenol concentration in all three types of extracts, and the changes depend on the storage conditions.
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