Glucosinolates from the Brassica Vegetables and Their Health Effects

T. L. Johnson, A. T. Dinkova-Kostova, J. W. Fahey

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    Glucosinolates (ß-thioglucoside-N-hydroxysulfates) are plant secondary metabolites present in 16 families of dicotyledonous angiosperms including many edible species. At least 120 distinct glucosinolates have been identified, although closely related taxonomic groups typically contain only a small number of such compounds. Glucosinolates and/or their degradation products, the isothiocyanates, are valued for their antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective attributes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food and Health
    EditorsBenjamin Caballero, Paul M. Finglas, Fidel Toldrá
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9780123849533
    ISBN (Print)9780123849472
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameReference Module in Food Science


    • Cancer
    • Chemoprotection
    • Cruciferous plants
    • Isothiocyanate
    • Myrosinase

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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