bitter principle


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bitter principle

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(Pharmacology) any of various bitter-tasting substances, such as aloin, usually extracted from plants
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Noun1.bitter principle - any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste; not admitting of chemical classification
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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Much of the value of Hops depends on the abundance of this powdery substance which contains 10 per cent of Lupulin the bitter principle to which Hops owe much of their tonic properties.
The fruits contain a bitter principle, baka yanin and the trunk bark yields nimbin, nimbidin, nimbinin and an essential oil.
Part three Taste includes Chapters entitled: Contribution of a Naturally Occurring, NonVolatile Peptide to Beef Flavour; Sensory Meat Species Identification Influenced by Fat Content; Molecular Aspects of Sweet Taste Transduction; New High-Potency Sweeteners; Suppresion of Bitterness by Sodium - Implications for Flavour Enhancement; Taste and Mouthfeel in Low Calorie Soft Drinks; Solubization of Flavours; Limonin - A Non-Volatile Bitter Principle in Citrus Juice.