Vanillic acid

Synonym: 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid

Vanillic acid is an organic compound (secondary metabolite) from the group of phenolic acids, which is among others found in the following foods:

Properties of vanillic acid

The content of vanillic acid in white wine is about 0.09 - 0.38 mg / l, red wine has a higher average content of vanillic acid (2.3 - 3.7 mg / l).1)

Besides ferulic acid and caffeic acid, the antioxidant effect of wheat bran seems to be attributable to vanillic acid.

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