chlorogenic acid

chlorogenic acid
chlo·ro·gen·ic acid .klōr-ə-.jen-ik-, .klȯr- n a crystalline acid C16H18O9 occurring in various plant parts (as potatoes or coffee beans)

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chlo·ro·gen·ic ac·id (kloґro-jen″ik) a phenol compound important in plant metabolism, found in coffee beans and numerous other fruits and vegetables; it acts as an antioxidant and slows release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal.

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