Molecule of the Week
This molecule was originally selected on June 3, 2002
Regarding this week’s selected substance:
Zingerone gives ginger a "hot" taste. It's also an antioxidant, although it only weakly inhibits peroxidation of phospholipid liposomes in the presence of iron(III) and ascorbate. Zingerone's vanillin foundation and hydrocarbon tail make it a chemical relative of eugenol and capsaicin
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