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Guess the Molecule - July 2021

09 Aug 2021 12:14 AM | Dawn Friesen (Administrator)

I am an ester found in rosemary and meat preservative. But I'm not responsible for the flavor. What compound am I?

Answer: It's rosmarinic acid!

Bonus points if you also guessed carnosic acid - it's another meat preserving compound found in rosemary plants (but this one's not an ester).

Image of Carnosic Acid and Rosmarinic Acid

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