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Commercial bee pollen with different geographical origins: A comprehensive approach
Since the primordial of humanity, pollen has been considered a good source of nutrients and energy. Its promising healing properties have also been referred to. The present study aimed to characterize, for the first time, ...
Comprehensive study of honey with protected denomination of origin and contribution to the enhancement of legal specifications
In this study the characterization of a total of 60 honey samples with Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) collected over three harvests (2009–2011, inclusive), from the Northeast of Portugal was carried out based on ...
Organic bee pollen: botanical origin, nutritional value, bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity and microbiological quality
Organic bee pollen (BP, n = 22) harvested from the Douro International Natural Park (DINP, Portugal) was studied. Nine botanical families were found in the mixture of the samples. The water activity and pH ranged 0.21–0.37 ...