Chemistry and Safety of Plant Polyphenols

  • S. S. Deshpande
  • S. K. Sathe
  • D. K. Salunkhe
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 177)


Phenolic compounds are widely distributed in plant kingdom and are considered to be secondary metabolites. They do not seem to be essential for plant life, at least at the cellular level. Plants provide nearly all the phenols found in higher animals, since the latter can not synthesize compounds with benzenoid rings from aliphatic precursors. The present discussion is mainly confined to polymeric phenols commonly found in cereals and legumes.


Phenolic Compound Chlorogenic Acid Cinnamic Acid Condensed Tannin Ellagic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Deshpande
    • 1
  • S. K. Sathe
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. K. Salunkhe
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Food ScienceUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Mahatma Phule Agricultural UniversityRahuriIndia

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