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Zingerone

Alternate Names

Vanillylacetone, 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone

Description

The main compound that is responsible for giving ginger its pungent taste. This synthetic flavoring is created by heating ginger.

Zingerone - Quick Stats
Names

Vanillylacetone, 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone

Allergy Information

Uses

Flavoring

Additional Information

Ginger has been shown to help enterotoxin-induced diarrhea, the type of diarrhea that often causes infant death in developing countries. Zingerone is likely the compound of ginger that has this anti-diarrheal effect.



Found In

root beer, ginger ale, sarsaparilla, chewing gum, ice cream,

Possible Health Effects

See additional information section

Allergy Information

Unknown

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