Coffee Knowledge:Quinic acid

by anitanews on November 18, 2010

Quinic acid (pronounced ‘Kwinik’) is what gives coffee that slightly sour or acidic taste. It’s a natural compound found in many other vegetation, like carrot leaves and apples, peaches and pears. It’s also one of the key ingredients to the Tamiflu formula. Tamiflu is a prescription medicine that is known for shortening flu symptoms.

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