Ellagic acid


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ellagic acid (Chem) a white crystalline substance, C14H8O9, found in bezoar stones, and obtained by the oxidation of gallic acid.
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The berries are plump with the protective antioxidants ellagic acid, quercetin and anthocyanin (the compound responsible for their deep purple hue).
Pomegranates contain three times the antioxidants of green tea and red wine, and current research shows that pomegranates are the only fruit rich in all three major antioxidants: tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid.