Thermal liquefaction is a conventional method used by beekeepers to liquefy crystallized honey. However, an abusive use of heat may affect its quality, chemical composition and bioactivity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of thermal liquefaction on the quality, chemical composition and antibiofilm properties of eucalyptus honey. Thermal liquefaction (at 45 and 60 °C) did not affect the honey's quality; however, a significant reduction in the reducing capacity, total phenolic content and hydrogen peroxide content was observed. At 60 °C, a significant reduction in the honey's ability to inhibit biofilm formation was observed in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as a reduction in its ability to remove preformed biofilms in both Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Structural changes in biofilm architecture caused by honey were not affected by thermal treatment. Therefore, we recommend liquefaction at 45 °C as the most convenient for honey liquefaction without affecting its characteristics.

Effect of thermal liquefaction on quality, chemical composition and antibiofilm activity against multiresistant human pathogens of crystallized eucalyptus honey / Villacres-Granda, I.; Proano, A.; Coello, D.; Debut, A.; Vizuete, K.; Ballesteros, I.; Granda-Albuja, G.; Rosero-Mayanquer, H.; Battino, M.; Giampieri, F.; Alvarez-Suarez, J. M.. - In: FOOD CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0308-8146. - ELETTRONICO. - 365:(2021), p. 130519. [10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.130519]

Effect of thermal liquefaction on quality, chemical composition and antibiofilm activity against multiresistant human pathogens of crystallized eucalyptus honey

Battino M.
Supervision
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Giampieri F.
Penultimo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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2021-01-01

Abstract

Thermal liquefaction is a conventional method used by beekeepers to liquefy crystallized honey. However, an abusive use of heat may affect its quality, chemical composition and bioactivity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of thermal liquefaction on the quality, chemical composition and antibiofilm properties of eucalyptus honey. Thermal liquefaction (at 45 and 60 °C) did not affect the honey's quality; however, a significant reduction in the reducing capacity, total phenolic content and hydrogen peroxide content was observed. At 60 °C, a significant reduction in the honey's ability to inhibit biofilm formation was observed in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as a reduction in its ability to remove preformed biofilms in both Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Structural changes in biofilm architecture caused by honey were not affected by thermal treatment. Therefore, we recommend liquefaction at 45 °C as the most convenient for honey liquefaction without affecting its characteristics.
2021
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