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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 578-585

Antioxidant Activity and Total Polyphenol Content of Royal Jelly from Bulgaria
Ralitsa Balkanska1*, Liviu-Alexandru Marghitas2 and Crenguta Ioana Pavel2
1Department of Special Branches – Bees, Institute of Animal Science, Kostinbrod, Spirka Pochivka 1, 2232, Bulgaria
2Department of Beekeeping and Sericulture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Manastur 3-5, 400372, Romania
*Corresponding author

This study aimed to screen the antioxidant activity of royal jelly (RJ) collected from 2 regions of Bulgaria (Lovech and Veliko Tarnovo) and RJ samples from the market using the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) method for antiradical activity and the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay. Total phenolic content was determined according to Folin-Ciocalteu procedure. All RJ samples were able to scavenge free radicals in wide ranges (10.17 – 39.39% inhibition). The FRAP and total polyphenols also showed high variability and a correlation between them was found. For the all samples the following ranges were obtained: FRAP 0.44 – 8.49 mM Fe2+/g, total polyphenols 11.66 – 36.73 (mg GAE/g).

Keywords: Royal jelly, Antioxidant activity, Total polyphenols, Bulgarian RJ, DPPH, FRAP.

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Ralitsa Balkanska, Liviu-Alexandru Marghitas and Crenguta Ioana Pavel. 2017. Antioxidant Activity and Total Polyphenol Content of Royal Jelly from Bulgaria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 578-585. doi:
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