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The limonene myth (video)

Credit: The American Chemical Society WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Limonene, a compound found in citrus fruits, has two enantiomers: mirror-image molecules that cannot be superimposed, like a left and right hand. There is a persistent…

Erucic acid

BfR endorses proposed maximum levels, but foods with added fats should be restricted too High levels of erucic acid in food can impair health. The health-damaging effects of erucic acid include fatty degeneration of the heart (myocardial…