Herbs and Spices
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Plant And Soil Science
- Plant And Soil Science 105
- Herbs and Spices
Last Modified: 2011-07-08
Formed via shikimic acid, most abundant, flavoring agent
ex- cinnamic acid, eugenol
taste bitter, acts on nervous system
ex- purine, nicotine, codeine
Water soluble, formed from shikimic acid
ex- Silybin, Quercetin
ex- Alizarin, Barbaloin
Water insoluble, Includes compounds in essential oils
Mono- 10, ses- 15, di- 20, tri- 30
affects growth, health, and/or behavior of
Astringents (cause lips to pucker)
Produce brown color of leaves in fall and
discoloration of injured tissue
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