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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 19

Galactomannans in Coffee

Ana S.P. Moreira1, Fernando M. Nunes2, M. Rosário M. Domingues1,  and Manuel A. Coimbra3     1Mass Spectrometry Centre, QOPNA, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal     2CQ-VR, Chemistry Research Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal     3QOPNA, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Abstract

Galactomannans are the most abundant constituents of coffee beans. Generically, the structure of these polysaccharides consists of a linear backbone of β-(1→4)-linked D-mannose residues, some of them substituted at O-6 by single residues of α-D-galactose. The structural characterization of most coffee galactomannans ...

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