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Polyphenols are a group of vegetable chemical substances, characterized by the presence of more than one phenolic group. Their phenolic reactions produce gelatines, alkaloids and other proteins. The polyphenols are responsible for the coloring of some plants. An alkaloid is a nitrogenous organic molecule that has a pharmacological effect on humans and other animals. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ...

Polyphenols have been shown to be strong antioxidants. Green tea is a high source of polyphenols. An antioxidant is a chemical that prevents the oxidation of other chemicals. ... Green tea (绿茶) is tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. ...

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Apple Polyphenols, a Potent Antioxidant- Health and Medical Information (827 words)
Polyphenols extracted from apples are also showing promise in treating male pattern baldness, improving skin disorders, and preventing allergic reactions.
In medical and chemical studies, apple polyphenols are also variously referred to as apple condensed tannins, phenolics, phenolic compounds, antioxidants, flavonoids, apple peel powder, bioflavonoids, phytonutrients, and phytochemicals.
Other scientists are focusing on apple polyphenols as beneficial in heart disease, allergies, and hair regrowth in male pattern baldness...
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The main source of polyphenol antioxidants is nutritional, since they are found in a wide array of phytonutrient-bearing foods.
The regulation chemistry consists of a polyphenol antioxidant’s ability to scavenge free radicals and up-regulate certain metal chelation reactions.
The polyphenol content of wines is usually evaluated by the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent, which provides an appropriate response to the requirements of wine manufacturers.
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