Elemental content profiles in propolis from several cities of Turkey


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AKSOY C. , Atabay M. M. , TIRAŞOĞLU E. , Koparan E. T. , Kekillioğlu A.

FUNCTIONAL FOODS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE, vol.7, no.8, pp.661-670, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.31989/ffhd.v7i8.358
  • Title of Journal : FUNCTIONAL FOODS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-670
  • Keywords: Propolis, element analysis, energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometre, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY, DIFFERENT REGIONS, TURKISH PROPOLIS, SAMPLES, ORIGIN, PLANT

Abstract

Background: Macro-element content profiles in propolis that have been previously used in traditional folk medicine have provided enough information to develop a classification of the geological origin of propolis. Within this study, we aim to contribute our research to existing literature, particularly through our use of EDXRF spectroscopy, which has not been used to study propolis before. The results of the study led us to conclude that the residues of heavy metals were a limited concentration in Turkish propolis samples.