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DND307 DND307 at aol.com
Tue May 5 16:30:23 EST 1998

I note that "flavanols" (not "flavonoids") are listed in a recent publication:

Naturally Occurring Antimicrobials in Foods
Task Force Report 132, April 1998
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

copies available at:
CAST, 4420 West Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-3447
Phone:  515/292-2125.

The flavanols in cranberries (red color, I think) are said to be highly
inhibitory to yeasts, and the anthocyanidins (derivatives of the flavylium
cation) often have antimicrobial properties.  However, I don't find that corn
is listed as having flavanols.

Don Duvick

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