quebecol

quebecol

A phenol isolated from maple syrup, allegedly formed by extraction or processing, which, in the test tube, has been billed as a super-antioxidant. There is no peer-reviewed data as yet to support this claim.
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Researchers at Universite Laval have reported the total synthesis of Quebecol, a molecule isolated from maple syrup which may have anti-cancer properties.
Subsequent studies by the same group indicated that extracts containing Quebecol might have an antiproliferative effect against colon cancer cells.
They used a retrosynthetic approach, trying to piece together Quebecol from readily available precursors, such as derivatives of guaiacol and mandelic acid.
The scientists have found that maple syrup phenolics--in particular Quebecol, a novel beneficial antioxidant compound isolated from Canadian maple syrup--inhibit two carbohydrate-hydrolyzing enzymes that are relevant to type 2 diabetes management.
Given the common name of Quebecol, in honor of the province of Quebec, this compound is created during the process of boiling down maple sap into maple syrup.
Among the five new compounds is Quebecol, a compound created when a farmer boils off the water in maple sap to get maple syrup.
I believe the process of concentrating the maple sap into maple syrup is what creates Quebecol.
Seeram said he and his team chose the common name of Quebecol for the new compound to honor the province of Quebec in Canada, which leads the worldwide production of maple syrup
While the Charter died as a result of the election defeat of the minority Parti Quebecols government In May, 2014, its salience and impact continues to be felt, in that it has moved the normative benchmarks around ethnocultural and ethno-religious diversity and represents a qualitatively new framework for regulating the terms of belonging in Quebec.