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  • n. An antioxidant flavonoid with possible health benefits, found in many plant sources, including apples, bilberry, grapeseed, pine bark, and black chokeberry.


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  • Das also shared a 2002 patent on the use of another compound in grape skins called proanthocyanidin to prevent and treat heart conditions.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Vitamin E is an important antioxidant in grape seed, but even more powerful are the flavonoids called oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, or OPCs, according to the UMMC.

    LIVESTRONG.COM: The Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

  • The researchers think that the chemical in cranberries that might prevent cystitis is proanthocyanidin.

    Cranberry juice might not be so good for bladder infections

  • Derek Stewart, from the Scottish Crop Research Institute says: We know from a range of studies that proanthocyanidin containing fruit like cranberries are great at reducing the incidence of urinary tract infections.

    British blackcurrents can beat cystitis?

  • HAGERMAN, A.E. and BUTLER, L.G. (1981) The specificity of proanthocyanidin-protein interactions.

    Chapter 4

  • The substance responsible for this effect was identified in 1998 by a team of researchers in New Jersey as proanthocyanidin, a chemical related to tannin.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • An aqueous extract of cinnamon that is rich in uniquely linked proanthocyanidin antioxidants.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

  • "Understanding which (and how) plant-derived phytochemicals, such as fruit-derived proanthocyanidin and anthocyanin compounds, modulate these cellular events may ultimately lead to the development of functional foods that reduce the risk of allergy-induced asthma and/or allergic conditions in general."

    The Biotech Weblog

  • Aside from its great taste, cinnamon also has one of the highest antioxidant contents of the entire vegetable world, a property that is linked in large part to the spice's huge content of complex polyphenols called proanthocyanidin.

    Ottawa Sun

  • Food Research study, led by Dr Roger Hurst, cells from lung tissue were used to test the effects on the immune system of a proanthocyanidin rich extract, from blackcurrant cultivars grown in New Zealand.



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