A long-term comparison of the influence of organic and conventional crop management practices on the content of the glycoalkaloid α-tomatine in tomatoes.

@article{Koh2013ALC,
  title={A long-term comparison of the influence of organic and conventional crop management practices on the content of the glycoalkaloid α-tomatine in tomatoes.},
  author={Eunmi Koh and Stephen R. Kaffka and Alyson E Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={
          1537-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND α-Tomatine, synthesized by Lycopersicon and some Solanum species, is a steroidal glycoalkaloid which functions to protect against pathogens and insects. Although glycoalkaloids are generally considered toxic, α-tomatine appears to be well tolerated in humans. α-Tomatine has numerous potential health benefits including the ability to inhibit cancer cell growth in in vitro studies. α-Tomatine is influenced by numerous agronomic factors including fertilization and nitrogen availability… CONTINUE READING

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