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- n. The compound formed by the substitution of an amine group for one of the hydrogens of acetophenone, having the molecular formula C8H9NO; or any specific isomer of this compound.
Buckwheat honey is malty (methylbutanal); chestnut honey carries the distinct note of corn tortillas (aminoacetophenone, with both floral and animal elements); citrus and lavender honeys are citrusy and herbal but share a grapy note (methyl anthranilate); linden honey includes a mixture of mint, thyme, oregano, and tarragon aromatics.
Alkaline processing gives rise to yet another set of distinctive aroma molecules, including one that is a breakdown product of the amino acid tryptophan, and a close chemical and aromatic relative of a characteristic note in concord grapes and wood strawberries aminoacetophenone, related to the fruits’ methyl anthranilate.
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