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Phytochemical compositions and antioxidant activities of Malaysian stingless bee honey


Maringgal, Bernard and Hashim, Norhashila and Mohamed Amin Tawakkal, Intan Syafinaz and Tengku Muda Mohamed, Mahmud and Abdul Shukor, Nur Indah (2019) Phytochemical compositions and antioxidant activities of Malaysian stingless bee honey. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 27 (S1). pp. 15-27. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


The current study investigates the phytochemical composition of Malaysian stingless bee honey (Kelulut honey-KH), which consists of total phenolic (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC), and antioxidant activity. The honey was collected from five different regions in Malaysia i.e. south, central, eastern, northern and east coast regions. TPC and TFC were quantified by using Folin-Ciocalteu and the aluminum chloride colorimetric techniques, respectively. The antioxidant activity was investigated using two methods: 1) 1,1-diphenyl- 2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay; 2) ferric reducing/antioxidant power assay (FRAP). The findings indicated that there were significant differences in phytochemical compositions and antioxidant activities of KH between different regions. This implies that geographical location, as well as cultivation and treatment processes, have significant effects on the KH quality.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: A special issue devoted to Adapting to Challenges
Keywords: Kelulut honey; Stingless bee honey; Trigona spp; Total phenolic content; Total flavonoid content; Antioxidant
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 03:58
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 03:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/69690
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