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.


hesperid(ium) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From hesperidium. (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The white lining pith of the peel possesses likewise the crystalline principle "hesperidin."

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  • The peel furnishes hesperidin, a volatile oil, gallic acid, and a bitter principle.

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  • Other studies focussing on hesperidin have also reported potential cardiovascular and neurological benefits.

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  • Researchers led by Professor Paresh Dandona linked the apparent benefits of the orange juice to the high content of the flavonoids naringenin and hesperidin.

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  • 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.

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  • The researchers of this study believe that the reason orange juice had protective effects on these free radicals was the flavoniods naringenin and hesperidin.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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