Understanding the native Californian diet: Identification of condensed and hydrolyzable tannins in tanoak acorns (Lithocarpus densiflorus).

@article{Meyers2006UnderstandingTN,
  title={Understanding the native Californian diet: Identification of condensed and hydrolyzable tannins in tanoak acorns (Lithocarpus densiflorus).},
  author={Katherine J Meyers and Tedmund J. Swiecki and Alyson E Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 20},
  pages={7686-91}
}
The tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus) acorn was a staple food in the Native American diet and is still used in traditional dishes. Acorns from the genus Quercus have been shown to contain a large range of hydrolyzable tannins. However, neither hydrolyzable nor condensed tannins have been characterized in tanoak acorns. The aim of this study was to identify the full range of hydrolyzable and condensed tannins in extracts of tanoak acorns using liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-mass… CONTINUE READING

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