Honey: Geographical Origins, Bioactive Properties and Health Benefits


Ruben Ramirez (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: TEC012000

According to its chemical composition, honey is a complex mixture of over 70 ingredients, which enter honey in a variety of ways. Not only do the different types of honey differ, but the honey within each species differs in its composition depending on its herbal and geographical origin, climatic conditions, the type of bees, and the work of the beekeeper. In this book, Chapters One provides an assessment of geographical origins of honey by the use of chemometrics. Chapter Two presents the profile of physicochemical parameters of 40 samples of the black locust honey from Krapina-Zagorje region monitored by the season. Chapter Three examines the prebiotic and probiotic properties of honey. Chapter Four gives an updated review of traditional and modern uses of honey. Chapter Five explore the actual knowledge on honey’s properties, in terms of cellular and molecular effects induced by the bee’s products on skin care and wound management. (Imprint: Novinka)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Assessment of Geographical Origin of Honey by Chemometrics
Jose Manuel Camiña, Roberto Gerardo Pellerano, and Eduardo Jorge Marchevsky (Instituto de las Ciencias de la Tierra y Ambientales de La Pampa (INCITAPCONICET), Mendoza, Santa Rosa La Pampa, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 2. The Confirmation of Botanic Origin of the Croatian Black Locust Honey from the Krapina-Zagorje Region
Natalija Uršulin-Trstenjak, Dinko Puntarić, and Davor Levanić (University North, Varaždin, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 3. Prebiotic and Probiotic Properties of Honey
Gaifullina L.R., Saltykova E.S., and Nikolenko A.G. (Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics of Ufa Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Science, Ufa, Russia)

Chapter 4. Traditional and Modern Uses of Honey: An Updated Review
Lai Moon Dor Ginnie Ornella and Mahomoodally Mohamad Fawzi (Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius)

Chapter 5. The Secrets of Honey: Why this Old Remedy is Still Useful
Elia Ranzato and Simona Martinotti (University of Piemonte Orientale, DiSIT – Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Alessandria, Italy)


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