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Assessment of the Levels of Thiocyanate in Processed and Unprocessed Red and Brown Finger Millet (Eleusine Coracana) Grown in Mogotio Area, Baringo County, Kenya

@inproceedings{Chebet2014AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the Levels of Thiocyanate in Processed and Unprocessed Red and Brown Finger Millet (Eleusine Coracana) Grown in Mogotio Area, Baringo County, Kenya},
  author={Silva Jerono Chebet},
  year={2014}
}
Finger millet (Eleusine coracana) is an important African staple food crop in the tropics. The crop contains cyanogenic glycosides which can be readily converted to thiocyanate by glycosidases and sulfur transferase enzymes present in the plant or in the animal tissues. Thiocyanate inhibits the uptake of iodine by the iodide pump of the thyroid gland thus acting as a goitrogen which suppresses thyroid function leading to goiter. Goiter increases the risk of thyroid irradiation in the event of a… 

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