Table 5: Classification of Brazilian propolis, according to their physicochemical characteristics and location [17, 41].

GroupsEthanolic extract of propolis
ColorOrigin of propolis

Group 1 (RS5)YellowSouthern
Group 2 (RS1)BrownSouthern
Group 3 (PR7)Dark brownSouthern
Group 4 (PR8)BrownSouthern
Group 5 (PR9)Greenish brownSouthern
Group 6 (BA11)Reddish brownNortheast
Group 7 (BA51)Greenish brownNortheast
Group 8 (PE5)Dark brownNortheast
Group 9 (PE3)YellowNortheast
Group 10 (CE3)Dark yellowNortheast
Group 11 (PI11)YellowNortheast
Group 12 (SP12)Green or greenish brownSoutheast
Group 13 (AL)RedNortheast