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The principal polyphenolic compounds in green tea, the four major ones being epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECg), and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg). They occur in a range of plants and are present in wine, chocolate, and many traditional herbal remedies. Remarkable health benefits are claimed for these compounds.

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