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Recent insights into chemical and pharmacological studies of bee bread

Khalifa, Shaden Ali M. and Elashal, Mohamed and Kieliszek, Marek and Ghazala, Naglaa E. and Farag, Mohamed Ali and Saeed, Aamer and Xiao, Jianbo and Zou, Xiaobo and Khatib, Alfi and Göransson, Ulf and El-Seedi, Hesham R. (2020) Recent insights into chemical and pharmacological studies of bee bread. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 97. pp. 300-316. ISSN 0924-2244

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Background: Bee bread is a product of the fermentation of a mixture of pollen, nectar and bee saliva that is inoculated by a wide range of bacteria and yeasts necessary for fermentation after storage in comb cells. Bee bread is regarded as the chief protein resource that bees can utilize, especially for feeding of larvae and adults. Since ancient times, bee bread has been used in different cultures for several nutritional and therapeutic purposes. Scope and approach: In this review, we attempt to highlight the possible biological activities, chemical components, methods of isolation and structure of bee bread in addition to its food supplement value and/or medical applications. Key findings and conclusions: Bee bread has been shown to exhibit antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiradical, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory activities. The basic chemical components of bee bread include carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins, as well as minerals, fatty acids and other substances such as enzymes, natural antibiotics, antioxidants and hormones. Bee bread is considered to be a beneficial food supplement. In recent years, there has been significant interest in the use of bee bread to treat many illnesses.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 6915/82183
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bee bread, Bee pollen, Flavonoids, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidaemic, Hepatoprotective, Nutritional values, Food preservation
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Alfi Khatib
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 12:13
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 15:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82183

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