naringin A glycoside (chemically trihydroxyflavonone rhamnoglucoside) found in grapefruit, especially in the immature fruit. It is extremely bitter, and can be detected at a dilution of 1 part in 10,000 of water. Sometimes found in canned grapefruit segments as tiny, white beads. Hydrolysed to the aglycone, naringenin, which is not bitter.
More From encyclopedia.com
Fruits , Fruits The fruit is the mature ovary and its associated parts. This unique covering of the seeds of flowering plants gives this group of plants their… Fruit Bat , fruit bat • n. a bat (family Pteropodidae) with a long snout and large eyes, feeding chiefly on fruit or nectar and found mainly in the Old World tro… Fruit , fruit, matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the… olfaction , ol·fac·tion / älˈfakshən; ōl-/ • n. technical the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell. DERIVATIVES: ol·fac·tive / -tiv/ adj. olfaction… Passion fruit , passion fruit •acute, argute, astute, beaut, Beirut, boot, bruit, brut, brute, Bute, butte, Canute, cheroot, chute, commute, compute, confute, coot,… Fruitcake , Background The fruitcake bears the brunt of many holiday jokes in forums as varied as the Sunday funny pages and boxes of greeting cards. One entrepr…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like