A.A. Prelipcean

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DYNAMICS OF SOME BIOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF BEE POLLEN STORED IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS

A.A. Prelipcean, Aida Albu

Abstract
Pollen collected by bees is an excellent remedy for various diseases, while representing a balanced and nutritious food. Biochemical composition of pollen varies from one species to another. At the same time, the quality is dependent on several factors such as pollen harvesting period, packaging and storage methods, conditioning. Our research aims to follow the dynamic changes in the biochemical composition, occurring in bee pollen, in different storage conditions. Working methods used were the bee pollen harvesting by collectors of pollen, his conditioning and keeping it in different conditions (temperature and light) for 3 and 6 months. Later, chemical analysis were made, aiming for each batch, the evolution of moisture, dry substance, minerals, fat, protein and easily hydrolyzable nitrogen. The data were analyzed by applying descriptive statistics and analysis of variance using unifactorial ANOVA test. The research undertaken complete the poor information on the dynamics of biochemical properties of pollen, looking to point some aspects on the storage conditions of this bee product.

Key words: pollen, dynamics, biochemical properties, storage conditions