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Glucosinolates and their breakdown products in food and food plants.
This review surveys the occurrence, analysis, and properties of glucosinolates and derived compounds in plants and products intended for humans and animal consumption and places particular emphasis on members of the Brassica family. Expand
The chemistry and biological significance of saponins in foods and feedingstuffs.
- K. Price, I. Johnson, G. Fenwick
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Critical reviews in food science and nutrition
Methods currently used for the quantitative analysis of saponins, sapogenols, and glycoalkaloids are critically considered; advances in the use of newer methods being emphasized. Expand
Bitterness in brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea L. var. gemmifera): The role of glucosinolates and their breakdown products
The bitterness associated with certain cultivars of Brussels sprouts has been shown to be linked to the presence of the glucosinolates, sinigrin and progoitrin. Whereas the former compound is bitter… Expand
Glucosinolates and their breakdown products in cruciferous crops, foods and feedingstuffs
The major physiologically active compounds derived from glucosinolates are isothiocyanates, nitriles and oxazolidine-2-thiones and their major effects are described, particular consideration being given to the goitrogenic and anti-carcinogenic activities of some of these products. Expand
Chemical and biological properties of indole glucosinolates (glucobrassicins): a review.
- R. McDanell, A. Mclean, A. B. Hanley, R. Heaney, G. Fenwick
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Food and chemical toxicology : an international…
The chemical and physiological properties of indole glucosinolates and their products are detailed and possible areas for future research are suggested. Expand
In vitro activity of glucosinolates and their products against Leptosphaeria maculans
Levels of glucosinolates reported to occur in leaves of oilseed rape correspond with levels shown here to be sufficient to generate strongly antifungal hydrolysis products, and the significance of these compounds in resistance to L. maculans is discussed. Expand
Oviposition and tarsal chemoreceptors of the cabbage root fly are stimulated by glucosinolates and host plant extracts
The role of glucosinolates in the oviposition behaviour of the cabbage root fly, Delia radicum (L.) (Diptera, Anthomyiidae) was investigated using egg counts and electrophysiological recordings from… Expand
Zahnic acid tridesmoside and other dominant saponins from alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) aerial parts
An estimate of the mean daily intake of glucosinolates from cruciferous vegetables in the UK
Based upon the above variations, arising from eating habits in the UK, together with the known large variation in glucosinolate content in cruciferous plants because of agronomic and environmental effects, it is likely that certain individuals will consume more than 300 mg total glucos inolates per day. Expand