Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is a natural chemical compound which is the ester of caffeic acid and (?)-quinic acid. It is an important biosynthetic intermediate.] Chlorogenic acid is an important intermediate in lignin biosynthesis. This compound, known as an antioxidant, may also slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal.]
The term chlorogenic acids can also refer to a related family of esters of hydroxycinnamic acids (caffeic acid, ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid) with quinic acid.]
Despite the “chloro” of the name, chlorogenic acids contain no chlorine. Instead, the name comes from the Greek ?????????? (light green) and -???????? (a suffix meaning “giving rise to”), because of the green color produced when chlorogenic acids are oxidized
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