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|English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: crocin|
|"Colouring strenght, expressed as direct reading of the absorbance of crocin".|
Es un compuesto derivado del azafrán, presente en los estigmas de la planta.
"Nuestro grupo ha aislado recientemente dos compuestos de azafrán (Crocus sativus L.), citotóxicos sobre una línea celular derivada de un carcinoma epitelioide de cuello de útero (HeLa). Uno de ellos es un carotenoide glicosilado, denominado crocina, presente en los estigmas de la planta. El otro es un proteoglicano arabinogalactano aislado a partir del bulbo"
2) While the color (of saffron) is mainly due to the degraded carotenoids (crocin and crocetin), the flavor comes from the carotenoid oxidation products (mainly safranal and the bitter glucoside picrocrocin).
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description of crocin...
The red-yellow pigment of saffron, crocin is a carotenoid present in the stigmas. Crocin is also known as 'gardenin', found in some gardenias from which a pigment called 'wongky' is obtained. Crocin is very soluble in water, a property of great value in the food industry where crocin is widely used as a constituent in cheese, puddings, confectionery and a host of various food preparations. Picrocrocin and safranal are two out of seven such metabolites isolated from saffron. Like everything else, saffron has been used as an aphrodisiac, but no one has been able to get up enough evidence to show its effectiveness.
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