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Caffeine in coffee: its removal. Why and how?

Ramalakshmi, K. and Raghavan, B. (1999) Caffeine in coffee: its removal. Why and how? Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, 39 (5). pp. 441-56. ISSN 1040-8398

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Abstract

The popularity of coffee as a beverage is ever increasing despite the fact that there are reports antagonized to its consumption. Of the several factors cited, the alkaloid caffeine present in coffee can cause addiction and stimulate the central nervous system. It has an effect on the cardiovascular system with a slight increase in blood pressure and heart output. It undergoes biotransformation in the human body to form methylated derivatives of uric acid. In recent times, much effort has gone into the research on the removal of caffeine in coffee, resulting in a specialty product called decaffeinated coffee. Decaffeination methods mainly employ organic solvents or water or supercritical carbon dioxide. These methods with their attendant advantages and disadvantages are reviewed in this article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: caffeine metabolism, physiological effects, solvent decaffeination, water decaffeination, supercritical carbon dioxide, decaffeination of coffee.
Subjects: 600 Technology > 07 Beverage Technology > 04 Coffee
Divisions: Plantation Products Spices and Flavour Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 10:37
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 06:16
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2190

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