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Alkamides, Polyunsaturated

Amides composed of unsaturated aliphatic Fatty Acids linked with Amines by an amide bond. They are most prominent in Asteraceae; Piperaceae; and Rutaceae; and also found in Aristolochiaceae; Brassicaceae; Convolvulaceae; Euphorbiaceae; Menispermaceae; Poaceae; and Solanaceae. They are recognized by their pungent Taste and for causing numbing and Salivation.