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Name: Ellagic acid
Synonyms: 2,3,7,8-tetrahydroxy(1)benzopyrano(5,4,3-cde)(1)benzopyran-5,10-dione; 4,4',5,5',6,6'-Hexahydroxydiphenic acid 2,6,2',6'-dilactone
Molecular Formula: C14H6O8
Molecular Weight: 302.20
CAS Number: 476-66-4
Ellagic acid is a polyphenol antioxidant found in numerous fruits and vegetables including raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates and other plant foods. The antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of ellagic acid have spurred preliminary research into the potential health benefits of ellagic acid consumption.
Ellagic acid is a proven anti-carcinogen, anti-mutagen, and anticancer initiator. Ellagic acid is used in alternative medicine to prevent cancer. Ellagic acid can be obtained by eating strawberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates and the best source, red raspberry seeds.