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hydroxymethylfurfural

Chemical name for a Aldehyde- and furan compound, which are involved in the thermal decomposition of sugar or carbohydrates forms. HMF can be detected in many heat-treated foods including milk, fruit juice, alcoholic beverages, honey, etc. The formation of hydroxymethylfurfural was among others in the course of a caramelization from hexoses (eg fructose. glucose, Maltose). in the Wine It can in a possible pasteurization be formed and is the cause of the Kochton,

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