Caffeine's chemical name is trimethylxanthine. Here's a link to a site that lists the other ingredients: http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/dec2001/1007419335.Ch.r.html I would say, offhand, that theobromine is the only other "active" ingredient; most of the other things get oxidized during roasting, and some of them are responsible for the raw coffee bean's bitter taste.
Stacy Smith wrote: > What else does coffee have in it besides caffeine? Are there other active > ingredients? > > Stacy. > > At 03:08 PM 11/12/2002 -0600, you wrote: > > >Marc wrote: > > >Many people assume it > > >means no caffeine, but if that were the case a good portion of OTC drugs > >that we > > >take would be verboten. Is decaff okay? No. Clearly we're not to drink > >coffee or > > >(green/black) tea. That's what it means, not "no caffeine." We tend to > >get bogged > > >down in unimportant details. > > > > > >You're absolutely right, Marc. I love the smell of coffee and I suppose > >it will always be a temptation for me. There is nothing wrong with being > >tempted so long as you don't yield to the temptation and partake of the > >forbidden substance. I'm hoping that the coffee bean will someday be > >pronounced clean. What do you think? Every time I walk down the isle of > >the grocery store and smell those flavored beans it puts my nose in a > >state of alert. > > > >What do you suppose the coffee bean is for? Surely it must serve some > >sort of purpose other than to tempt the weaker saints like me. > > > >Paul O > >[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > >________________________________________________________________ > >Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today > >Only $9.95 per month! > >Visit www.juno.com > > > >////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > >/// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > >/// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > >///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > > > > > > > > > > > >--- > >Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. > >Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). > >Version: 6.0.399 / Virus Database: 226 - Release Date: 10/09/2002 > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================