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Cultivar effect on Moringa oleifera glucosinolate content and taste: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21883061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Leaves of the tropical tree Moringa oleifera are widely promoted in areas of chronic malnutrition as nutritional supplements for weaning infants and nursing mothers. Adoption, in these circumstances may hinge upon taste, which can vary greatly amongst cultivars. It is widely assumed that this taste variation is primarily germplasm-dependent, and results from the breakdown of glucosinolates to isothiocyanates. Leaves of 30 accessions, grown at a single field plot, were sampled 3 times over the course of a year. Taste, assessed in a masked protocol, was not related to glucosinolate content of the leaves.
Beth Doerr; Kristina L Wade; Katherine K Stephenson; Stewart B Reed; Jed W Fahey
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-02     Completed Date:  2011-12-19     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-211     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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MeSH Terms
Dietary Supplements
Glucosinolates / analysis*,  metabolism
Isothiocyanates / metabolism
Moringa oleifera / chemistry*,  classification
Pilot Projects
Plant Extracts / chemistry*
Plant Leaves* / metabolism
Species Specificity
Grant Support
1R01 CA 93780-05A2/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA093780/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucosinolates; 0/Isothiocyanates; 0/Plant Extracts

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