zingerone Definitions


a crystalline solid organic compound that gives ginger its pungent taste.

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  • another weapon in your kitchen's cancer prevention arsenal, fresh ginger contains gingerol while dried ginger forms zingerone. "gingerol and zingerone are thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore may be protective against cancer," explains bethany smith, rd, a nutritionist at georgia cancer specialists in atlanta. store ginger in the freezer and grate a bit into lentils or rice when cooking. steeping a few thin slices in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes can create a calming tea that may help with nausea and also decrease cancer risk. everydayhealth.com

  • chung, s. w., kim, m. k., chung, j. h., kim, d. h., choi, j. s., anton, s., seo, a. y., park, k. y., yokozawa, t., rhee, s. h., yu, b. p., and chung, h. y. peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor activation by a short-term feeding of zingerone in aged rats. j med food 2009;12(2):345-350. view abstract. medicinenet.com