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Plant sterols: biosynthesis, biological function and their importance to human nutrition.
Plant sterols are an essential component of the membranes of all eukaryotic organisms. They are either synthesised de novo or taken up from the environment. Their function appears to be to controlExpand
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Tocopherol, tocotrienol and plant sterol contents of vegetable oils and industrial fats
The tocopherol and tocotrienol (i.e. tocol) and plant sterol contents of 14 vegetable and 9 industrial fats and oils available on the Finnish market in 2005 were determined using NP-HPLC withExpand
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Sterol and vitamin D2 contents in some wild and cultivated mushrooms
Abstract The contents of vitamin D 2 and sterols in some wild and cultivated mushrooms were determined, and the distribution of these compounds in different parts of the wild mushrooms was evaluated.Expand
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Determination of thermo-oxidation products of plant sterols.
Plant sterols are subjected to oxidation when exposed to air and, especially, when heated at high temperatures. We developed a method to study thermo-oxidation of plant sterols. The method consistedExpand
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Blanching and long-term freezing affect various bioactive compounds of vegetables in different ways
An extensive study on the effects of blanching/freezing and long-term freezer storage on various bioactive compounds of more than 20 commonly used vegetables was performed. Effects were stronglyExpand
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Phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN Diversity Screen.
Ten rye varieties grown in one location were analyzed for their contents of dietary fiber (arabinoxylan and beta-glucan) and phytochemicals (folate, tocols, phenolic acids, alkylresorcinols, andExpand
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Changes in chemical composition of pumpkin seeds during the roasting process for production of pumpkin seed oil (Part 1: non-volatile compounds)
Abstract Pumpkin seed oil is a common salad oil in Austria. It is not only of interest because of its typical taste but also because of its potential in curing prostate disease. Besides the fattyExpand
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Physical, microscopic and chemical characterisation of industrial rye and wheat brans from the Nordic countries
Background Epidemiological studies show inverse relationship between intake of wholegrain cereals and several chronic diseases. Components and mechanisms behind possible protective effects ofExpand
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Phyto-oestrogen database of foods and average intake in Finland
Information on phyto-oestrogen intake in various populations has been scanty until now, primarily because data on the content of these compounds in foods were lacking. We report here on expansion ofExpand
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The HEALTHGRAIN Cereal Diversity Screen: concept, results, and prospects.
One hundred and fifty bread wheat lines and 50 other lines of small-grain cereals (spelt, durum wheat, Triticum monococcum, Triticum dicoccum, oats, rye, and barley) were selected for diversity inExpand
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