Acacia Honey Research

Recent advances in functional foods-based
research have increasingly become an area of major
interest because it affects human health and activities.
Functional foods are classes of foods with health promoting
and disease preventing properties in addition to multiple
nutritional values and of such type is honey. Acacia honey
is a type of honey produced by bees (Apis mellifera) fed on
Acacia flowers, hence the name. This review focuses on the
potential biological activities of Acacia honey which includes
quality, antioxidant, immuno-modulatory, antiproliferative and
neurological properties at in vitro and in vivo levels. Based
on our review, Acacia honey used from various researches
is of high purity, contains some bioactive compounds
ranging from vitamins, phenolics, flavonoids and fatty acids.
It’s highly nutritional with strong antioxidant and immunomodulatory potentials which may therefore be considered a
potential candidate for both cancer prevention and treatment.
Neurologically, it may be considered as a viable therapeutic
agent in the management of Alzheimer’s disease.

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