Morphology, physicochemical properties and antioxidant capacity of bee pollens

https://doi.org/10.17221/139/2018-CJFSCitation:Bleha R., Shevtsova T., Sinica A., Kruzik V., Brindza J. (2019): Morphology, physicochemical properties and antioxidant capacity of bee pollens. Czech J. Food Sci., 37: 1-8.
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Six supposedly unifloral bee pollens of various botanical origins were characterised by morphometry, SEM, CIE L*a*b* colour parameters and FTIR spectroscopy. Botanical origin and homogeneity of bee pollens were verified by colour and morphology of pollen grains. Water activity, moisture and antioxidant capacity of bee pollens were also evaluated. The results were discussed in terms of connection between botanical origin, composition and antioxidant properties of pollen materials.

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