Natural Taste-Sour Substances

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O. Lapčíka, Z. Wimmera,b, L. Opletalc, J. Moravcováa, J. Čopíkovád, and P. Drašara

a Isotope Laboratory, Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, b Isotope Laboratory, Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, c Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Ecology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Hradec Králové, d Department of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Keywords: natural compound, sour taste/perception, food supplement, renewable resources


A brief survey of naturally occurring sour compounds is given. It can contribute to the knowledge of the biodiversity of secondary metabolites which can be utilized among others, in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. The beauty and biodiversity of this group of mostly secondary metabolites are illustrated. The review is also aimed at teachers and students.


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