Polyphenols in Honey
As plants are immobile, often they encounter potential enemies such as herbivores, predators, microbes, viruses, or competing plants. Added to this, they face abiotic stress conditions such as salt, draught, or high intensity light. Naturally plants need a defence mechanism or a group of compounds to fight against above.
The APP® association's goal is to identify measurable polyphenols , that end up in food products through plants, and then classify them as Active Polyphenols. Plant produce polyphenols using metabolites generated from the pathways of primary metabolism such as Photosynthesis, Glycolysis, and Krebs cycle.