proanthocyanidin

(redirected from condensed tannins)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

proanthocyanidin

Any of the flavanol class of polyphenols found in apples, maritime pine bark and grape seed extracts, which is a more potent antioxidant than vitamins C or E and has been shown to reduce LDL-cholesterol.

proanthocyanidin

(prō-ăn″thō-sī-ăn′ĭ-dĭn)
A chemical in cranberry juice that is believed to inhibit the adhesion of Escherichia coli to the mucosa of the urinary tract.
References in periodicals archive ?
Diversity of structure and antiherbivore activity in condensed tannins.
Indeed, YM is rich in hydrolysable tannins (Heck and de Mejia, 2007) and has very little condensed tannins.
Flavonoid Biocides: Wood Preservatives Based on Condensed Tannins.
Pure flavonoid compounds such as anthocyanins, quercetin glycosides and protoanthocyanidins (condensed tannins) in the seed coat methanol extract and tannin fractions from 10 colored genotypes of common bean all demonstrated antioxidant activity, with the highest activity reported in extracts that were rich in condensed tannins [10].
PACs are condensed tannins, a type of flavonoid, with antioxidant and other health activities.
The fate of condensed tannins during litter consumption by soil animals.
Recent research has indicated that condensed tannins in low concentrations have beneficial effect in animal and human nutrition and health [8, 9].
Tannins are typically divided into hydrolyzable tannins, which have C-O links between subunits (Figure 5), and condensed tannins, which have C-C links between subunits.
5 mg/g eqQuercetin) was the higher, while EP extract was the richest on condensed tannins (130.
Fractions enriched into either anthocyanins or oligomeric condensed tannins exhibited endothelium-dependent vasorelaxant activity (maximal relaxation in the range of 59-77%) comparable to the original RWPC.