Xanthohumol: Possible Isolation and Beer Enrichment

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L. Jelínek, M. Karabín, T. Kinčl, T. Hudcová, B. Kotlíková, and P. Dostálek

Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


Xanthohumol is the main prenylated flavonoid from hop plants with proven positive effects on human health. Currently, the only source of this substance in human diet is beer, where the content of xanthohumol rarely exceeds 0.1 mg l–1. The present article gives a comprehensive overview of current trends in the isolation of xanthohumol from hop cones and of production of beer with an increased content of this substance.


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