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Química Nova

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MELO, Illana Louise Pereira de  and  ALMEIDA-MURADIAN, Ligia Bicudo de. Stability of antioxidants vitamins in bee pollen samples. Quím. Nova [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.3, pp.514-518. ISSN 0100-4042.

This study evaluated the stability of vitamins C, E and β-carotene in six samples of bee pollen after their process, and in a one-year period of storage. After the pollen's process, there was a 67.1% increase for vitamin C (p <0.05), an 18.7% loss for vitamin E and 15.6% for β-carotene. Storage in freezer was the most efficient condition for the vitamins conservation; the loss in storage at room temperature (exposed or protected from light) was similar. Vitamin E appears to be better preserved during storage when compared to vitamin C and β-carotene.

Keywords : bee pollen; vitamins; stability.

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