ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT OF ARGENTINIAN POLLENS AND HONEYS

Authors

  • Marcos Raúl Tejerina Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias
  • María J Cabana
  • Carina A Sánchez
  • Marcelo R Benitez-Ahrendts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2020.10.3.381-384

Keywords:

Shigella flexneri, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, honey, pollen, phenols

Abstract

Honey and pollen are considered functional foods, due to their multiple properties since they have a great diversity of active principles according to their botanical origin. The aim of this work was to analyze the antimicrobial effect of pollens and honeys from different origins of Argentina against the antibiotic resistant Shigella flexneri, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi. Honey samples showed a significant effect over the inhibition of them, being higher in Salmonella. Pollen inhibited Shigella and Salmonella and showed no effect on Escherichia. The concentration of total phenols was higher in pollen than in honey. The highest value observed in honey was 7.48 mg/L in a sample from Entre Ríos, and it was 8.66 mg/L in pollen from Neuquén.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Tejerina, M. R., Cabana, . M. J., Sánchez , C. A., & Benitez-Ahrendts, . M. R. (2020). ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT OF ARGENTINIAN POLLENS AND HONEYS. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 10(3), 381–384. https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2020.10.3.381-384
Received 2020-05-20
Accepted 2020-07-10
Online Published 2020-12-01