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Characterization of antioxidant vitamins of dehydrated bee pollen in Southern Brazil

Grant number: 11/51826-0
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2012 - February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Science
Principal Investigator:Ligia Bicudo de Almeida Muradian
Grantee:Ligia Bicudo de Almeida Muradian
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Bee pollen has become another option for supplemental nutrition in food. From the 90's began studies for the effective analysis and verification of the therapeutic potential of pollen, the main difference being a source of proteins, lipids, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Among the oxidants are vitamins: vitamins A, C, E and b-carotene, which have the ability to stabilize free radicals, responsible for many degenerative diseases of aging characteristics, which can either be from the external environment or as a natural result of human metabolism. This study aims to obtain analytical data on antioxidant vitamins dehydrated bee pollen in southern Brazil, in order to obtain new information about this product, since the literature data are scarce and mostly from other countries. For this sample will be obtained dehydrated pollen from different botanical origins in apiaries located in southern Brazil, and first performed an evaluation of such apiaries, beekeepers need to be registered in the responsible Brazilian Confederation of Beekeeping (CBA). For b-carotene, vitamins A and E will be used high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Vitamin C will use the titration method. There will also be carried out pollen analysis and proximate composition. (AU)

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DE RODRIGUES, BIANCA S.; GASPAROTTO, JOSE S.; MACHADO, ADRIANE ALEXANDRE D. M.; GRANATO, DANIEL; DA SILVA, ELIAS A.; DA SILVA DE, ALEX F.; MONIKA, ORTRUD B.; SATTLER, ARONI; DE BICUDO, LIGIA A. M.. Physicochemical parameters and content of B-complex vitamins: an exploratory study of bee pollen from southern Brazilian states. Rev. chil. nutr., v. 45, n. 3, p. 232-242, . (11/11746-8, 11/51826-0)
GASPAROTTO SATTLER, JOSE AUGUSTO; PEREIRA DE MELO, ILLANA LOUISE; GRANATO, DANIEL; ARAUJO, ELIAS; DE FREITAS, ALEX DA SILVA; BARTH, ORTRUD MONIKA; SATTLER, ARONI; DE ALMEIDA-MURADIAN, LIGIA BICUDO. Impact of origin on bioactive compounds and nutritional composition of bee pollen from southern Brazil: A screening study. Food Research International, v. 77, n. 2, SI, p. 82-91, . (11/51826-0)
DE FREITAS, ALEX DA SILVA; GASPAROTTO SATTLER, JOSE AUGUSTO; DE SOUZA, BIANCA RODRIGUES; ALMEIDA-MURADIAN, LIGIA BICUDO; SATTLER, ARONI; BARTH, ORTRUD MONIKA. A melissopalynological analysis of Apis mellifera L. loads of dried bee pollen in the southern Brazilian macro-region. GRANA, v. 54, n. 4, p. 305-312, . (11/51826-0)

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