monellin


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monellin

(məˈnɛlɪn; ˈmɒnəˌlɪn)
n
(Chemistry) chem an extremely sweet protein obtained from the African plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii
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A milieu of potential natural HIS sweetening molecules exist, including brazzein, pentadin, curculin, mabinlin, miraculin, monellin and thaumatin, all of which are established natural polypeptide/ protein-based sweeteners.
Artificial Sugars sweeteners D-amino acids Sweet proteins Examples: Examples: Examples: Examples: * sucrose * saccharin * D-alanine * monellin * fructose * aspartame * D-phenylalanine * curculin * glucose * neotame * D-serine * thaumatin * maltose * sucralose Found in: Found in: Found in: Found in: * aged cheese * serendipity * fruits * candy * aged meat berry * milk * breakfast * Curculigo * pasta bars latifolia * honey * canned berries fruits * Thaumatococcus * soft daniellii drinks berries SOURCE: J.
Scientists already know the structures of two other sweet proteins, thaumatin and monellin (SN: 5/10/97, p.
Called monellin, the protein is 3,000 times sweeter than sugar and 15 times sweeter than aspartame.