Mineral content of bee pollen from Serbia

  • Aleksandar Ž. Kostić University of Belgrade - Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Mirjana B. Pešić University of Belgrade - Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Mirjana D. Mosić University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry
  • Biljana P. Dojčinović Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
  • Maja M. Natić University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry
  • Jelena Đ. Trifković University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry
Keywords: honey bee, geographical origin, macroelements, microelements, palynology, plant origin, nutritive value, toxicity

Abstract

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.
Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
1.
KostićA Ž., Pešić MB, Mosić MD, Dojčinović BP, Natić MM, TrifkovićJ Đ. Mineral content of bee pollen from Serbia. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol [Internet]. 2015Dec.1 [cited 2021Jan.20];66(4). Available from: https://arhiv.imi.hr/index.php/arhiv/article/view/339
Section
IHC section - Original articles