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Topic: Chlorogenic Acid was Re: +Let me know if I'm bugging you... (5 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: Jeff Anderson
Do you know if chlorogenic acid affects taste? You made me curious, and 
according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorogenic_acid) 
and CoSic http://www.cosic.org/coffee-and-health/antioxidants),it is 
believed to provide a lot of health benefits. Among other things, it's 
an antioxidant. CoSic also says that coffee contains more antioxidants 
than Green Tea.
Jeff
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2) From: Cameron Forde
Hi Jeff,
As an organic acid chlorogenic acid probably provides some bite.
Beyond that, I don't know.
Cameron
On Dec 6, 2007 7:26 PM, Jeff Anderson  wrote:
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3) From: Alchemist John
Absolutely.  My understanding is that the degradation of that acid is 
for the sake of taste.
At 19:26 12/6/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
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4) From: Ken Mary
Check this link to find more than you really want to know:http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/chem-activities.htmlEnter chlorogenic acid in the search box to find the biological activities.
Do the same here:http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/highchem.htmland you will find plants containing chlorogenic acid. Coffee is number one
with the highest concentration. If you then click on the Coffea arabica
link, you get a list of chemicals in green coffee.
The home link is:http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/I sometimes get engrossed for hours in the Duke database. Brew a pot before
you start. :-)
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5) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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Thanks Ken - very interesting links. I bookmarked the list of 
compounds for coffea arabica
Tom
PS: i have some flickr pictures of my new greenhouse that is solely 
for coffee cultivation. Just an FYI for the growing coffee thread. 
Also, I have some spare coffee seeds if anyone wants to go that route.
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