- theobald, lewis,
Origin of theobromine
Examples from the Web for theobromine
Its active principle is theobromine, an alkaloid greatly resembling caffeine, the active principle of coffee and tea.
Caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine are not found in animal tissues, but are fairly widely distributed in plants.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Caffeine, it will be remembered, is the methyl ester of theobromine, and can be prepared from it.
Theobromine, the essential element of cocoa and chocolate, is identical with the thein and caffeine of tea and coffee.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
This first term gives rise to a series of bodies in lateral groups, of which the most interesting are caffeine and theobromine.