catechin

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cat·e·chin

(kat'ĕ-kin),
A derivative of catechu and used as an astringent in diarrhea and as a stain.

catechin

/cat·e·chin/ (kat´ĕ-kin) an astringent principle from the heartwood of Acacia catechu (catechu) and Uncaria gambier (gambir).

catechin

(kăt′ĭ-kĭn′)
n.
1. A flavonoid, C15H14O6, originally derived from catechu, found in various foods such as green tea, cacao, and many fruits, and used in tanning and dyeing.
2. Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound. In both senses also called catechol.
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The flavan-3-ol content ranged from 48 g to 76 g CE per 100 g.
2013) indicate that the dietary intakes of flavonoids, namely flavonols, anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, flavones, flavanones, isoflavones and flavan-3-ols shown in Fig.
Flavan-3-ols can also form oligomeric and copolymeric compounds with a high degree of polymerization to make proanthocyandins (PACs).
The decrease in cardiovascular mortality could perhaps be related to the improvement in endothelial function by flavan-3-ols in cocoa.
Chocolate Researchers have found the main flavonoids in cocoa - flavan-3-ols - are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.
In a somewhat different vein are chapters based on the variation of flavonoid synthesis by ecological factors and the role of flavan-3-ols in plant defense.
However, glyceollin and other pterocarpans are not known as protein precipitants, but neither are di-and trimeric proanthocyanidins or flavan-3-ols in comparison with higher-molecular-weight forms.
It appears that phenolic grape extracts composed mainly of flavan-3-ols and flavonols are promising natural antimicrobial agents.
All grape-derived or "condensed" tannins are long chains of smaller phenolic subunits, or monomers, called flavan-3-ols.
Primary disease-fighting compounds in figs and other fruits: polyphenol antioxidant flavonoids: flavonols (quercetin), anthocyanins (malvidin), flavan-3-ols (epicatechin), and flavanones (naringenin) * vitamins: (and E * minerals: potassium * carotenoids: lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene.
In this meta-analysis of a randomized clinical trial on cocoa, chocolate, or cocoa flavan-3-ols and cardiovascular biomarkers, a total of 42 trials and 1297 individuals were systematically analyzed.