Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 5, Issue 3&4,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Antihypertensive activities of enzymatic hydrolysates from honeybee-collected pollen of Cistus ladaniferus


Takeshi Nagai 1*, Reiji Inoue 2, Nobutaka Suzuki 3, Yasuhiro Tanoue 4, Norihisa Kai 4, Toshio Nagashima 1

Recieved Date: 2007-04-19, Accepted Date: 2007-07-12


Enzymatic hydrolysates from honeybee-collected pollen of Cistus ladaniferus prepared by six proteases and angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activities were investigated. The yields of hydrolysates were fairly high, about 34-60%, and large amounts of proteins were contained in these hydrolysates. The activities of these hydrolysates were extremely high, similar to various fermented foods such as fish sauce, mirin, sake, soy sauce, vinegar, cheese, miso, natto, and so on. These results suggest it is expected the higher ACE inhibitory activities in hydrolysates from honeybee-collected pollen of Cistus ladaniferus in the body system. That is, it can fully absorb the useful components from pollen to digest using the gastrointestinal enzymes such as pepsin and trypsin. The present study indicates that honeybee-collected pollen peptides can be applied to various fields of functional foods and medicine.


Honeybee-collected pollen, Cistus ladaniferus, enzymatic hydrolysates, antihypertensive activity

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2007
Volume: 5
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 86-89

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