Tuesday, May 03, 2022


For some reason I got hung up yesterday reading a Wikipedia article about polyphenols. Fascinating stuff, needs revisiting, and it made me hungry. As you would understand immediately upon seeing this passage:

"The term polyphenol is not well defined, but it is generally agreed that they are natural products "having a polyphenol structure (i.e., several hydroxyl groups on aromatic rings)" including four principal classes: "phenolic acids, flavonoids, stilbenes, and lignans".

  • Flavonoids include flavones, flavonols, flavanols, flavanones, isoflavones, proanthocyanidins, and anthocyanins. Particularly abundant flavanoids in foods are catechin (tea, fruits), hesperetin (citrus fruits), cyanidin (red fruits and berries), daidzein (soybean), proanthocyanidins (apple, grape, cocoa), and quercetin (onion, tea, apples).
  • Phenolic acid include caffeic acid
  • Lignans are polyphenols derived from phenylalanine found in Flax seed and other cereals.
[Source: Polyphenol - Wikipedia]

Fruits and vegetables, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, olives, etc.

Yesterday's lunch included cruciferous vegetables and chilies. And there were caffeinated beverages before and after. The main component, however, was steamed pork patty with preserved egg yolk (鹹蛋蒸肉餅 'haam daan jing yiuk beng'), over rice.
The punctuation between first reading and second reading.
It was soulwarmingly delicious!
And there were cookies later. Cookies are a particularly rich source of polyphenols.

Today will probably be like yesterday, except for lunch.
Don't know what yet.

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