Researchers at Jacobs University discover new chemical compound class in fruit and vegetables

They are found in nightshade plants such as potatoes, eggplant, paprika and chilis, but also in numerous berries, in particular in gooseberries, as well as in strawberries and currants. Scientists at Jacobs University under chemistry professor Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert have discovered a new class of caffeic acid derivatives and, at the same time, developed a method for elucidating their structure. These natural substances were detected in about 70 percent of all food plants researched. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)