Mineral content of bee pollen from Serbia
AuthorsKostić, Aleksandar Ž.
Pešić, Mirjana B.
Mosic, Mirjana D.
Dojčinović, Biljana P.
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In this study we analysed mineral composition of bee pollen of different plant origin collected across Serbia using inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectrometry. The most abundant elements were potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The samples were also exceptionally rich in iron and zinc, which are very important as nutrients. Judging by our findings, mineral composition of bee pollen much more depends on the type of pollen-producing plant than on its geographical origin.
Keywords:honey bee / geographical origin / macroelements / microelements / palynology / plant origin / nutritive value / toxicity
Source:Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 2015, 66, 4, 251-258
- Inst Medical Research & Occupational Health, Zagreb