from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white or colorless crystalline compound, C28H34O15, occurring in citrus fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glucoside found in ripe and unripe fruit (as the orange), and extracted as a white crystalline substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crystallizable bitter principle found in the spongy envelop of oranges and lemons. Its nature has not yet been ascertained.
July 20, 2009 -- An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but orange juice may be good at the job, too. in orange juice called hesperidin improves blood vessel function and helps lower a person's risk of heart disease, researchers report.
Two delicious perfumes are distilled from the flowers -- oil of neroli, and napha water, -- of which the chemical hydro-carbon "hesperidin," is mainly the active principle.
The white lining pith of the peel possesses likewise the crystalline principle "hesperidin."
The peel furnishes hesperidin, a volatile oil, gallic acid, and a bitter principle.
Other studies focussing on hesperidin have also reported potential cardiovascular and neurological benefits.
Researchers led by Professor Paresh Dandona linked the apparent benefits of the orange juice to the high content of the flavonoids naringenin and hesperidin.
Study researchers say the potent preventative effect of orange juice likely is linked to its heavy load of the flavonoids naringenin and hesperidin, which are major antioxidants.
The researchers of this study believe that the reason orange juice had protective effects on these free radicals was the flavoniods naringenin and hesperidin.
The citrus peels contain bioflavinoids, rutin, hesperidin, calcium and all of the trace elements that are now known to be necessary to assimilate vitamin C.
SuperFood Plus is a rich source of Vitamin C-complex nutrients like hesperidin, rutin, and bioflavonoids and also mallic, citric and gallic acids.
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