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|Molar mass||294.38 g/mol|
|Melting point||30-32 °C|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Gingerol, or sometimes -gingerol, is the active constituent of fresh ginger. Chemically, gingerol is a relative of capsaicin, the compound that gives chile peppers their spiciness. It is normally found as a pungent yellow oil, but also can form a low-melting crystalline solid.
Cooking ginger transforms gingerol into zingerone, which is less pungent and has a spicy-sweet aroma.
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- Ueki S, Miyoshi M, Shido O, Hasegawa J, Watanabe T (2008). "Systemic administration of -gingerol, a pungent constituent of ginger, induces hypothermia in rats via an inhibitory effect on metabolic rate". European Journal of Pharmacology. 584: 87. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2008.01.031. PMID 18295202.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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