Phenolic Compounds - These are chemical molecules made from rings of 6 carbon atoms, which are vital to plant life.
Antioxidants - These are molecules that react with free radicals within the body to help stop them from degenerating DNA.
Tannins - These are compounds of three to five carbon rings that span two or more normally-separate protein molecules, bond to them and hold them together.
Alkaloids - These are bitter tasting toxins in some plants used as a defense mechanism against predators.
Cyanogens - These are bitter, hydrogen cyanide molecules that plants use to generate energy.
Hydrazines - These are substances in many plants containing nitrogen, which causes liver damage and cancer.
Protease Inhibitors and Letins - These plant chemicals cause red blood cells to bind to one another, as well as a variety of other symptoms related to food poisoning.
Maillard reactions - These are known...
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