Chemistry of coffee

Tomorrow I will start again to work on my PhD thesis. That means only one thing: coffee!!! In a previous post, I talked about my scientific paper regarding the possibility of using mass spectrometry to check the quality of coffee. Now, I will talk about some of the molecules responsible for the taste and theContinue reading “Chemistry of coffee”

Antioxidants in red wine

Italians LOVE wine. Italy ranks first in the top 15 wine-producing and third in the top 15 wine-consuming countries. In 1995, Frankel and collaborators demonstrated that antioxidants and phenolic compounds present in wine contribute to keeping low the level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). LDL is often called “bad cholesterol” and is the main responsible forContinue reading “Antioxidants in red wine”

Alcohol and love

It’s Christmas time, that means lots of dinners with relatives, colleagues and friends. You can also read the last sentence as: “You will drink so much alcohol!” Recently, Nature Communications published a paper by Howe and collaborators. They were interested in studying a possible correlation between alcohol consumption and mate selection. I am sorry toContinue reading “Alcohol and love”