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Tea – Composition and Health Implications

History Tea arrived in Europe in the 18th century, having been drunk elsewhere for centuries, for example by the Chinese for probably 5000 years. Tea was initially sold in coffee houses but became...

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Saponins

Saponins are triterpenoid compounds. They are glycosides with the surfactant property of forming a durable foam when shaken in solution. In addition to genetic, environmental and agronomic factors, storage, cooking and industrial processing...

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Terpenoids – Natural Plant Products

The terpenoids comprise the largest group of natural plant products, and over 20 000 from plant sources have been described . This category of substances includes the carotenoids and examples of other typical...