Naturally Occurring Bitter Compounds

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L. Opletala, J. Čopíkováb, M. Uherc, O. Lapčíkd, J. Moravcovád, and P. Drašard

a Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Ecology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Hradec Králové, b Department of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, c Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, d Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


A brief survey of bitter compounds occurring in nature aims to show the importance of this group of renewable materials and to contribute to the knowledge of biodiversity of secondary metabolites which can be utilized, among others, in food and pharmaceutical industry. The beauty and biodiversity of this group of mostly secondary metabolites are illustrated.


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