A crystalline compound that is the major constituent of catechu.
- A phenol; chemical formula: C15H14O6; several isomers
- Apples are rich in plant compounds called flavonoids including catechin and quercetin.
- One could conclude that foods rich in longer-chain catechin oligomers are most likely to provide bioavailable catechin.
- Other nutrients important for gum health include vitamin A, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, and flavonoids such as quercetin, catechin, anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins.
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