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A yellow crystalline compound, C14H6O8, that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.
ellagic acidA potent antagonist of the mutagenicity induced by bay region diol oxides or aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., the ultimate carcinogenic metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene). Ellagic acid is present in cherries, strawberries and grapes, and may explain in part the anticarcinogenic effects of a fruit-rich diet.
ellagic acidNutrition A phenol that inhibits nitrosamine-induced esophagus and lung CA Source Fruits. See Fruits & vegetables.
An antioxidant and anticancer polyphenol found in strawberries, raspberries, and pecans, among other foods.