ellagic acid


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ellagic acid

(ĭ-lăj′ĭk)
n.
A yellow crystalline compound, C14H6O8, that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.

ellagic acid

A 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 acid

Nutrition A phenol that inhibits nitrosamine-induced esophagus and lung CA Source Fruits. See Fruits & vegetables.

ellagic acid

An antioxidant and anticancer polyphenol found in strawberries, raspberries, and pecans, among other foods.
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Blueberries/cranberries/raspberries/strawberries-"Berries are a good source of beta carotene and lutein, anthocyanin, ellagic acid (a polyphenol), vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber.
Raspberries are said to contain the most amount of ellagic acid that improves liver functions, regulating cholesterol levels and eliminating toxins.
Compounds covered include flavanones, flavonols, flavones, isoflavones, dihydrochalcones, resveratrol, and ellagic acid.
They're real yummy and thankfully another plus is that strawberries, blackberries and raspberries contain a common and powerful cancer fighter called ellagic acid.
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Red - A reddish color indicates nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin and Hesperidin.