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Paradol is the active flavor constituent of the seeds of Guinea pepper (Aframomum melegueta or grains of paradise). It is also found in ginger. Paradol has been found to have antioxidant and antitumor promoting effects in a mouse model.
It is used in flavors as an essential oil to give spiciness.
- Xavier Fernandez, Christine Pintaric, Louisette Lizzani-Cuvelier, André-Michel Loiseau, Alain Morello and Patrick Pellerin (2006). "Chemical composition of absolute and supercritical carbon dioxide extract of Aframomum melegueta". Flavour and Fragrance Journal 21 (1): 162–165. doi:10.1002/ffj.1554.
- Jolad SD, Lantz RC, Chen GJ, Bates RB, Timmermann BN (2005). "Commercially processed dry ginger (Zingiber officinale): composition and effects on LPS-stimulated PGE2 production". Phytochemistry 66 (13): 1614–1635. PMID 15996695.
- Chung WY, Jung YJ, Surh YJ, Lee SS, Park KK (2001). "Antioxidative and antitumor promoting effects of -paradol and its homologs". Mutat. Res. 496 (1-2): 199–206. doi:10.1016/s1383-5718(01)00221-2. PMID 11551496.
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