Ellagic Acid - Glossary

Ellagic Acid

A polyphenolic antioxidant found in a number of plant foods, such as raspberries, pomegranates and walnuts.  Ellagic acid is released from “ellagitannins” during digestion and/or food processing. Ellagic acid has shown anti-tumor effects in animal and cell culture studies, but it’s not known if there are similar effects in humans.

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