The term chlorogenic acids refers to a family of esters of hydroxycinnamic acids (caffeic acid, ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid) with quinic acid.
The term chlorogenic acid (CGA) can also be used specifically for an ester of caffeic acid and (-)-quinic acid. It is an important biosynthetic intermediate. Chlorogenic acid is an important intermediate in lignin biosynthesis. This compound, long known as an antioxidant, also slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal.
Chlorogenic acid can be found in bamboo Phyllostachys edulis. As well as in many other plants. It is one of the major phenolic compounds identified in peach and in prunes. It also is one of the phenols found in coffee. Chlorogenic acid, its 3-O-glucoside, 3-O-galactoside and 3-O-arabinoside can be found in the shoots of Calluna vulgaris(heather).
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