Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activity of Three Varieties of Honey from Different Botanical and Geographical Origins

  •  Hasan Alzahrani    
  •  Laid Boukraa    
  •  Yuva Bellik    
  •  Fatiha Abdellah    
  •  Balkees Bakhotmah    
  •  Sevgi Kolayli    
  •  Huseyin Sahin    


It is well established that honey contains substantial antioxidant compounds that could protect cell components from the harmful action of free radicals. One can speculate that these compounds may strengthen the organism defenses and consequently prevent oxidative stress in humans. Therefore, over time, impaired cells can accumulate and lead to age-related diseases. A comparative study was carried out to assess the antioxidant activity of three varieties of honey from different botanical and geographical (Manuka honey from New Zealand, Acacia Honey from Germany and Wild carrot honey from Algeria). Manuka honey had the highest phenolic content with 899.09 ± 11.75 mg gallic acid/kg. A strong correlation between the antioxidant activities of honeys and their total phenol contents has been noticed.

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