GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Food Technology: Questions 1 of 202

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Green tea is considered to be a more healthy option than black tea because it

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a. Has no microbial load
b. is richer in thearubigin
c. Does not require any sweetener during tea preparation
d. Has high content of polyphenols

Answer

d.

Explanation

  • The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly EGCG, which is a powerful anti-oxidant as inhibiting the growth of cancer cells; it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.
  • Drinking green tea rapidly improves the health of body cells lining the blood vessels and also helps in lowering one’s risk for heart disease.
  • The flavonoids present in this tea protect the heart by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Drinking green tea rapidly improves the health of body cells lining the blood vessels and also helps in lowering one ‘s risk for heart disease.
  • The flavonoids present in this tea protect the heart by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Has high content of polyphenols

Has High Content of Polyphenols

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