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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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.
For example, to prevent migraines we are told to eat foods containing vitamin B3, bitter principles and quercetin such as Brazil nuts, garlic, muesli, mushrooms, oats, onion, rice and sweetcorn.
Taraxacum species are rich in bitter principles due to the sesquiterpenes.