Procyanidin B1 has been used in quantifying phenolic compound using HPLC, during a study performed to understand the effect of ellagitannins, ellagic acid and volatile compounds from oak wood on procyanidin B1 content of model wines. It may have been used as reference material to determine phenolic acids from apple and pear using HPLC method.
Procyanidin B1 is a phenolic compound in fruits. It has been used widely as adulteration indicator of fruit juice. It has a strong antioxidant property.