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What Is Epigallocatechin 3 Gallate & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG, also called Epigallocatechin 3 gallate.

It’s a type of catechin.

Catechin is a natural phenol and antioxidant.

When consumed EGCG seems to have poor absorption.

A daily intake is equivalent to 8–16 cups of green tea.

But excessive intake of EGCG may cause liver toxicity and could increase the risk of liver damage.

EGCG From Tea Leaves

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a component extracted from tea leaves, especially green tea.

It has been proved to have several positive health effects on humans. (source 🗗)

Epigallocatechin gallate is a catechin. Catechin is a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. (source 🗗)

The benefits and a side-effect you might get from consuming epigallocatechin gallate can you read about in Epigallocatechin gallate: 3 Research-Backed Benefits & One Side-Effect

Where To Find EGCG

Trace amounts of Epigallocatechin gallate can be found in apple skin, plums, onions, hazelnuts, and pecans. (source 🗗)

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.