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  1. Tannins

    Polyphenolic compounds with molecular weights of around 500-3000 daltons and containing enough hydroxyl groups (1-2 per 100 MW) for effective cross linking of other compounds (ASTRINGENTS). The two main types are HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS and CONDENSED TANNINS. Historically, the term has applied to many compounds and plant extracts able to render skin COLLAGEN impervious to degradation. The word tannin derives from the Celtic word for OAK TREE which was used for leather processing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tannins in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tannins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Toby Cooper:

    The honey was the obvious addition as this helps to reduce the hop bitterness which is accentuated at pressure, the Fuggle hops give nice earthiness and the longan fruit sits nicely in the background. We discounted using tea quite quickly as we didn't feel anything with tannins would help.

  2. Vicki Lawrence:

    It just came out of nowhere, so I knew it was some sort of allergic reaction. In your mind you keep thinking, ‘What could be causing this?’ you want to think, ‘It’s my diet, you want to think it’s my new soap, it's the tannins in the red wine.’ You have to deal with the symptoms, and it's very frustrating looking for the answers.

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